Agent Name

Gadolinium chloride hexahydrate

CAS Number

13450-84-5

Formula

Cl3-Gd.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Gadolinium trichloride hexahydrate; Gadolinium chloride, hydrate (1:6); [ChemIDplus] Gadolinium(III) chloride hexahydrate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Rare Earth Metals

Description

Deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] Light gray solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Causes liver changes and effects on transaminases in acute intravenous studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Gadolinium." See "RARE EARTH METALS" and the linked occupational diseases.

Adverse Effects
Fibrogenic

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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