Agent Name

Strontium chromate

CAS Number

7789-06-2

Formula

Cr-O4.Sr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

C.I. Pigment Yellow 32; Chromic acid (H2CrO4), strontium salt (1:1); Chromic acid, strontium salt (1:1); Strontium Yellow; Strontium chromate (1:1); Strontium chromate (SrCrO4); Strontium chromate (VI); Deep Lemon Yellow; [CHEMINFO] UN9149

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

A light yellow powder or granular solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Use as a metal protective coating, a pigment in plastics, and a bath additive for electroplating; [ACGIH]

Comments

CrVI compounds are irritants, sensitizers, and may be corrosive to the skin. CrVI compounds are respiratory tract irritants and may cause pulmonary sensitization. CrVI may cause acute tubular necrosis and liver injury. [ATSDR Case Studies] Strontium chromate, a hexavalent chromium compound, is an animal carcinogen, but no studies have documented an increased cancer risk for exposed workers. [IARC] See "Chromium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

Bioaccumulates

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.0005 mg/m3, as Cr

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3, as Cr

Adverse Effects
Nephrotoxin

Yes

Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Suspected Human

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