Agent Name

Chromium(II) fluoride

CAS Number

10049-10-2

Formula

Cr-F2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromium difluoride; Chromium(II)fluoride; [ChemFinder] Chromous fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Blue-green, iridescent crystals [Merck Index] Steel-gray lustrous crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in chromizing, as a catalyst, and in nuclear reactor fuels; [Merck Index]

Comments

May be harmful after ingestion, inhalation, or skin contact; May damage eyes; "Stable under recommended storage conditions." [MSDSonline] A strong eye and skin irritant; [Hawley] See "Chromium."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

Explanatory Notes

VP = practically zero; mp = 1900 deg C; [MSDSonline]

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