Agent Name

Tantalum pentachloride

CAS Number

7721-01-9

Formula

Cl5-Ta

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Tantalum chloride (TaCl5); [ChemIDplus] Tantalum (V) chloride; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White or light yellow solid; [Merck Index] White to pale yellow crystals or powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Decomposed by moist air and water; [Merck Index] Reacts with water producing hydrochloric acid; Causes burns; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Tantalum, metal and tantalum oxide, dust." See "Hydrogen chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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