Agent Name

Chromium(III) perchlorate

CAS Number

13537-21-8

Formula

Cl3-O12.Cr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromic perchlorate; Chromium perchlorate; Chromium triperchlorate; Chromium(3+) perchlorate; Perchloric acid, chromium(3+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Black crystals, soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Comments

CrIII compounds do not cause chrome ulcerations but may cause allergic dermatitis in workers with prior sensitization to CrVI compounds. [ILO Encyclo] CrIII is an essential trace mineral in the human diet. [ATSDR Case Studies] Causes burns on contact; Toxic by ingestion--may cause kidney injury; Do not breathe dust; [MSDSonline] See "Chromium." See "PERCHLORATES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.003 mg/m3, as Cr(III), inhalable particulate matter

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Soluble Cr(III) compounds are assigned RSEN and DSEN; "Trivalent chromium compounds--with the exception of chromium(III) acetate, chromium(III) chloride hexahydrate, and chromium(III) nitrate--are insoluble or poorly soluble in water . . ." [ACGIH]

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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