Agent Name

Potassium fluorotantalate

CAS Number

16924-00-8

Formula

F7-Ta.2K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dipotassium heptafluorotantalate; Dipotassium heptafluorotantalate (K2TaF7); Potassium fluotantalate; Potassium heptafluorotantalate; Potassium tantalum fluoride; Potassium tantalum fluoride (K2TaF7); Tantalate(2-), heptafluoro-, dipotassium; Tantalum potassium fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate for making pure tantalum; [Hawley]

Comments

An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES." See "Tantalum, metal and tantalum oxide, dust."

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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