Agent Name

Cesium hydroxide

CAS Number

21351-79-1

Formula

Cs-H-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Cesium hydrate; Cesium hydroxide dimer; [NIOSH] UN2681; UN2682

Category

Bases

Description

Colorless or yellowish, crystalline solid. Note: Hygroscopic (i.e., absorbs moisture from the air); [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a polymerization catalyst; also used in photography and in electrolyte solutions for storage batteries; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause skin burns; [NIOSH] Reacts with water releasing corrosive gases; [CAMEO] Solutions may be corrosive, but a 5% solution was not irritating to animals; [CHEMINFO] See "Cesium" and "Cesium, radiaoactive."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

2 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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