Agent Name

Chromium(III) sulfate

CAS Number

10101-53-8

Formula

Cr.3/2H2-O4-S

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Baychrom A; Baychrom F; C.I. 77305; CI 77305; Chromic sulfate; Chromic sulfate (Cr2(SO4)3); Chromic sulphate; Chromitan B; Chromitan MS; Chromitan NA; Chromium III sulfate; Chromium sulfate; Chromium sulfate (2:3); Chromium sulfate (Cr2(SO4)3); Chromium sulfate (VAN); Chromium sulphate; Chromium sulphate (2:3); Chromium(III) sulfate (2:3); Cromitan B; Dichromium sulfate; Dichromium sulphate; Dichromium trisulfate; Dichromium trisulphate; Koreon; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Dark-green to violet crystals; [CAMEO] Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in paints, inks, ceramics, and textile dyeing; [CAMEO] Used in catalysts, alloys, leather tanning, and chrome plating; [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] Corrosive effects on mucous membranes and skin; [CAMEO] Toxic by ingestion; "May be harmful if absorbed through skin or inhaled." "Stable under recommended storage conditions." [MSDSonline] 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

Explanatory Notes

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

Flammability (NFPA)

1: Must be preheated

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