Agent Name

Chromium(II) oxalate

CAS Number

814-90-4

Formula

C2-H2-O4.Cr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromous Oxalate; Ethanedioic acid, chromium(2+) salt (1:1); Oxalic acid, chromium(2+) salt (1:1); Chromium oxalate (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Insoluble in water; mp = 1900 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical reagent (absorbing oxygen, dehydrohalogenating, and reducing); [HSDB]

Comments

"Bivalent compounds are unstable and have little commercial value." [Asthma in the Workplace, p. 296] Toxic by ingestion--corrosive effects and kidney damage from oxalic acid; A skin and tissue irritant; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr

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