Agent Name

Tungsten hexacarbonyl

CAS Number

14040-11-0

Formula

C6-O6-W

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Hexacarbonyltungsten; Tungsten carbonyl; Tungsten hexacarbonyl; Tungsten carbonyl (W(CO)6) (8CI); Tungsten carbonyl (W(CO)6), (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] UN3466

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

White solid; Insoluble in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used for tungsten coatings of metals; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause skin irritation, cardiac disturbance, and CNS depression; Do not breathe dust; [MSDSonline] See "Tungsten."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

3 mg/m3, as W, respirable particulate matter

Explanatory Notes

VP = 1.2 mmHg at 67 deg C; mp = 170 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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