Agent Name

Chromic acetate

Alternative Name

Chromium(III) acetate

CAS Number

1066-30-4

Formula

C6-H9-O6.Cr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromic(III) acetate; Chromium acetate; Chromium acetate (Cr(AcO)3); Chromium triacetate; Acetic acid, chromium(3+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Violet crystalline powder; Partially soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a mordant in dyeing textiles and polymers, a hardener in photographic emulsions, an oxidation catalyst, a polymerization catalyst, a curing agent for acrylamide polymers, and a tanning agent; [HSDB]

Comments

CrIII compounds do not cause chrome ulcerations but may cause allergic dermatitis in workers with prior sensitization to CrVI compounds. [ILO Encyclo] CrIII is an essential trace mineral in the human diet. [ATSDR Case Studies] Toxic by ingestion; "Skin sensitization among workers handling trivalent chromium salts appears to be a rare event." [IPCS-CICADS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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