Agent Name

Indium trichloride

CAS Number

10025-82-8

Formula

Cl3-In

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Indium chloride (InCl3); [ChemIDplus] Indium (III) chloride; [MSDSonline] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Tan to yellow deliquescent solid; [Hawley] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in electroplating and in tumor treatment and organ scanning (radioisotopes of indium trichloride); [HSDB]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause pulmonary edema; "The substance may have effects on the kidneys, resulting in kidney impairment. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies." [ICSC] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; Effects in high-dose animal studies include acute tubular necrosis; [MSDSonline] See "Indium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as In

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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