Agent Name

Uranyl acetate

CAS Number

541-09-3

Formula

C4-H6-O6-U

Major Category

Physical/Radiation

Synonyms

Bis(acetato)dioxouranium; Diacetatodioxouranium; Uranium acetate; Uranium diacetate dioxide; Uranium oxyacetate; Uranium, bis(acetato)dioxo-; Uranium, bis(acetato-O)dioxo-; Uranium, bis(aceto)dioxo-; Uranyl acetate (UO2(OAc)2); Uranyl diacetate; Uranyl(2+) acetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Radioactive Compounds

Description

Yellow crystals with slight vinegar odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used in inks and chemical reagents; [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant of the nose, throat, and eyes; [CAMEO] See "Uranium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Uranium in urine = 200 ug/L at end of shift; [ACGIH]

TLV (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, as U

STEL (ACGIH)

0.6 mg/m3, as U

PEL (OSHA)

0.05 mg/m3, as U (sol), 0.25 mg/m3, as U (insol)

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3, as U

Explanatory Notes

Soluble in ethanol; Loses water at 110 degrees C; Decomposes at 275 degrees C; [ATSDR ToxProfiles]

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