Agent Name

Chromyl fluoride

CAS Number

7788-96-7

Formula

Cr-F2-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Difluorodioxochromium; Chromium oxyfluoride; [Merck Index] Chromium difluoride dioxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Red-violet to black solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fluorination catalyst and to prepare olefin-polymers for dyes; [Merck Index]

Comments

See "Chromyl chloride." See "FLUORIDES." See "Chromium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

0.0002 mg/m3, as Cr(VI), inhalable particulate matter

STEL (ACGIH)

0.0005 mg/m3, as Cr(VI), inhalable particulate matter (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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Diseases

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