Agent Name

Cerium(III) fluoride

CAS Number

7758-88-5

Formula

Ce-F3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cerium fluoride; Cerium fluorure [French]; Cerium trifluoride; Cerous fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Hexagonal crystals or powder; [Merck Index] Insoluble in water and acids; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in carbon arc lights and to prepare cerium metal; [Hawley]

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

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

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