Agent Name

Diethyltelluride

CAS Number

627-54-3

Formula

C4-H10-Te

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

1,1'-Tellurobisethane; Diethyl telluride; Diethyltellurium; Ethyl telluride; Ethane, 1,1'-tellurobis-; [ChemIDplus] Ethane, tellurobis-; Ethyltelluride; [ToxPlanet: Health Council of the Netherlands] UN2929

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Tellurium)

Description

Yellow liquid; [Matheson Tri-Gas MSDS]

Comments

Causes impaired liver function tests, dermatitis, and weight loss in 30-day intermittent inhalation studies (mammal species not specified); [RTECS] Pyrophoric; Reacts with water evolving flammable gases; Highly toxic by inhalation; Toxic by ingestion; Symptoms of inhalation may include irritation, garlic odor, metallic taste, drowsiness, nausea, blood disorders, paralysis, and brain damage; [Matheson Tri-Gas MSDS] See "Tellurium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Te

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Te

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as Te

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 24 mg/m3/4hr

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic liquid, flammable, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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