Agent Name

Ferric fluoride

CAS Number

7783-50-8

Formula

F3-Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ferric trifluoride; Iron fluoride; Iron fluoride (FeF3); Iron trifluoride; [ChemIDplus] Iron (III) fluoride; [MSDSonline]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Green solid; Very slightly soluble in water; [Merck Index] Light green crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst in organic reactions and a fluorinating agent; Also used in the production of porcelain and pottery and for pin-hole prevention in cast iron; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong irritant; [Hawley] A strong skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES." See "Iron salts, soluble."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

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