Agent Name

Ceric fluoride

CAS Number

10060-10-3

Formula

Ce-F4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cerium fluoride

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Crystals, insoluble in water; Monohydrate: white powder soluble in acids; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fluorinating agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

See "Cerium." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Explanatory Notes

mp >650 deg C; [Merck Index]

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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