Agent Name

Chromium(III) chloride hexahydrate

CAS Number

10060-12-5

Formula

Cl3-Cr.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chlorid chromity hexahydrat [Czech]; Chromic chloride; Chromic chloride hexahydrate; Chromic chloride in plastic container; Chromium chloride hexahydrate; Chromium trichloride hexahydrate; Chromium(3+) chloride hexahydrate; Chromium(III) chloride hexahydrate; Hexaaquachromium chloride; Hexaaquachromium(III) chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green or violet, deliquescent solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in chromizing, tanning, waterproofing and as a polymerization catalyst, textile mordant, and corrosion inhibitor; [Merck Index]

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] A respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] See "Chromium."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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