Agent Name

Manganese(II) acetate

CAS Number

638-38-0

Formula

C2-H4-O2.1/2Mn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, manganese(2+) salt; Acetic acid, manganese(II) salt (2:1); Diacetylmanganese; Manganese acetate; Manganese acetate (Mn(OAc)2); Manganese diacetate; Manganese(2+) acetate; Manganese(II) acetate; Manganous acetate; Octan manganaty [Czech]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Brown crystals; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a dye mordant and varnish drier; [Merck Index] Used in fertilizers, food packaging, and feed additives; [Hawley]

Comments

See "Manganese" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Mn (respirable fraction), 0.1 mg/m3, as Mn (inhalable fraction)

PEL (OSHA)

Ceiling(OSHA)=5 mg/m3, as Mn

MAK

0.2 mg/m3, as Mn (inhalable fraction), 0.02 mg/m3, as Mn (respirable fraction)

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Parkinson's Syndrome

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