Agent Name

Cesium chloride

CAS Number

7647-17-8

Formula

Cl-Cs

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cesium chloride; Cesium monochloride; Dicesium dichloride; Tricesium trichloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless crystals. [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in x-ray screens and radiographic contrast medium; [Merck Index]

Comments

Animal feeding studies: cesium is relatively nontoxic; A man who ingested 34 mg/kg of cesium chloride after morning and evening meals for 36 days experienced anorexia, nausea, and diarrhea. EKG changes have been described in patients after ingestion of cesium chloride as a homeopathic remedy. [ATSDR ToxProfiles] See "Cesium" and "Cesium, radioactive."

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