Agent Name

Chromium(III) nitrate nonahydrate

CAS Number

7789-02-8

Formula

N3-O9.Cr.9H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromic nitrate nonahydrate; Chromium nitrate nonahydrate; Chromium trinitrate nonahydrate; Nitric acid, chromium(3+) salt, nonahydrate; [ChemIDplus] UN2720

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Violet crystals; [Merck Index] Soluble in water; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used in catalysts, textile printing, and corrosion inhibitors; [Merck Index]

Comments

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

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; [ACGIH]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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