Agent Name

Chromium(III) sulfide

CAS Number

12018-22-3

Formula

Cr2-S3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromium sulfide; Dichromium trisulphide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Steel-gray solid; [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] Toxic by ingestion; "May be harmful if absorbed through skin or inhaled." Contact may damage eyes; "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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