Agent Name

Chromium(III) sulfate hydrate

CAS Number

15244-38-9

Formula

Cr.3/2H2-O4-S.xH2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromium sulfate hydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Technical material: Dark green solid; Readily soluble in water; [Merck Index] Violet odorless crystals; Soluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in dyeing textiles (mordant), leather tanning, and chrome plating; Also used to make catalysts, chromium trioxide (Cr-O3), chromium alloys, green varnishes, paints, inks, and glazes for porcelain; [Merck Index]

Comments

Hydrates exist in green and violet forms, with degrees of hydration up to 18H2-O; [Merck Index] A skin and eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Chromium." See "Chromium(III) sulfate."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr

Adverse Effects
ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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