Agent Name

Krypton

CAS Number

7439-90-9

Formula

Kr

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Krypton, compressed [UN1056] [Nonflammable gas]; Krypton, refrigerated liquid (cryogenic liquid) [UN1970]; [Nonflammable gas]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Elements, Nonmetallic

Description

Colorless and odorless gas; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

"A noble gas that is found in the atmosphere. It has the atomic symbol Kr, atomic number 36, atomic weight 83.80, and has been used in electric bulbs." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Contact with liquefied gas may cause frostbite. [CAMEO] Can displace oxygen in a confined space and cause simple asphyxia; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Krypton, refrigerated liquid (cryogenic liquid)."

Adverse Effects
Other Poison

Simple Asphyxiant

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Diseases

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