Agent Name

Chromium trihydroxide

CAS Number

1308-14-1

Formula

Cr-H3-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromic (III) hydroxide; Chromic acid (H3CrO3); Chromic hydroxide; Chromic oxide gel; Chromic oxide, hydrous; Chromium hydroxide; Chromium hydroxide (Cr(OH)3); Chromium trihydroxide; Chromium(3+) hydroxide; Chromium(III) hydroxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Blue to green solid; [ICSC]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pigment, mordant, catalyst, and tanning chemical; [Merck Index #2225]

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] An eye irritant; [ICSC] A powerful skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] 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

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