Agent Name

Manganese(II) chloride

CAS Number

7773-01-5

Formula

Cl2-Mn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Manganese chloride anhydrous; Manganese bichloride; Manganese dichloride; Manganous chloride; Scacchite; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Manganese Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Pink crystals; [HSDB] Soluble in water: 723 g/l @ 25 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Use in dyeing, disinfecting, purifying natural gas, and drying linseed oil and paints; Also used in electric batteries, catalysts, pharmaceuticals, fertilizers, feed additives, dietary supplements, and corrosion-resistant magnesium alloys; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic by ingestion; LD50 (rat) = 250 mg/kg; A skin and eye irritant; [MSDSonline] 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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