Agent Name

Cadmium mercury sulfide

CAS Number

1345-09-1

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

CI 77201; CI Pigment Red 113; Cadmium Vermilion A; Mercury cadmium reds; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellow to deep red solid (darkens as the amount of Hg increases); [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pigment; Colors range from orange to red to maroon depending upon the ratio of Cd and Hg to S; [HSDB] Safe alternative pigments are available; [Ullmann]

Comments

See "Cadmium" and the linked occupational diseases. See "Mercury, inorganic compounds" and the linked occupational disease.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

See BEIs for cadmium and mercury;

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

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

MAK

0.1 mg/m3, as Hg

IDLH (NIOSH)

9 mg/m3, as Cd

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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Diseases

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