Agent Name

Antimony pentasulfide

CAS Number

1315-04-4

Formula

S5-Sb2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Antimonial saffron; Antimonic sulfide; Antimony Red; Antimony Sulfide Golden; C.I. 77061; Golden antimony sulfide; Diantimony pentasulphide; [ChemIDplus] Antimony(V) sulfide; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3178

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Antimony)

Description

Orange-yellow odorless solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pigment and in the production of rubber, matches, and fireworks; [Merck Index]

Comments

Oral lethal-dose (rat) > 10,000 mg/kg; [RTECS] May cause irritation; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; Toxic by inhalation; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Antimony pentoxide." See "Antimony" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Sb

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Sb

IDLH (NIOSH)

50 mg/m3, as Sb

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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