Agent Name

Rhodium chloride trihydrate

CAS Number

13569-65-8

Formula

Cl3-Rh.3H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Rhodium trichloride trihydrate; Rhodium(III) chloride trihydrate; Rhodium chloride, trihydrate; [ChemIDplus] Rhodium (III) chloride, hydrate; Rhodium (III) chloride, trihydrate; [BASF MSDS] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Red deliquescent solid; [ICSC] Dark red odorless crystals; Soluble in water; [BASF MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst for the conversion of methane to acetic acid; [ExPub: Health Council of the Netherlands]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 369 mg/kg; [RTECS] No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; [ICSC] An irritant that may cause burns; May cause skin sensitization; [BASF MSDS] See "Rhodium chloride."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Rh

PEL (OSHA)

0.001 mg/m3, as Rh

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

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