Agent Name

Cadmium fluoborate

CAS Number

14486-19-2

Formula

B2-F8.Cd

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, cadmium; Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, cadmium (2:1); Borate, (1-)tetrafluoro-, cadmium salt (2:1); Cadmium fluoborate solution; Cadmium fluoroborate; Cadmium tetrafluoroborate; TL 1026; Tetrafluoroborate(1-) cadmium (2:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Colorless odorless liquid; Soluble in water; Extremely hygroscopic; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in electroplating baths for high-strength steels; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation--may cause injury to kidneys and lungs; [HSDB] Causes burns and lacrimation; May be absorbed through skin; Targets lungs, kidneys, and liver; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Boric acid." See "Potassium tetrafluoroborate." See "Cadmium" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Cd in urine = 5 ug/g creatinine; Cd in blood = 5 ug/L; sampling time not critical; "Monitoring in blood should be preferred during the initial year of exposure and whenever changes in the degree of exposure are suspected." [ACGIH]

Bioaccumulates

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Cd ( 0.002 mg/m3, as Cd, respirable fraction)

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3, as Cd, see 29 CFR 1910.1027

IDLH (NIOSH)

9 mg/m3, as Cd

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (mice) = 650 mg/m3/10min

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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