Agent Name

Sodium aluminum fluoride

CAS Number

15096-52-3

Formula

Al-F6.3Na

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Cryolite; Cryolite (AlNa3F6); Cryolite (Na3(AlF6)); Greenland spar; ICE Spar; Icetone; Koyoside; Kriolit; Kryocide; Kryolith [German]; Natriumaluminiumfluorid [German]; Natriumhexafluoroaluminate [German]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Fluorides, Inorganic

Description

Colorless to white (but may also be other colors) solid; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as an electrolyte in the production of aluminum by electrolytic reduction; [ACGIH]

Comments

May cause fluorosis; "Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to dust particles." [ICSC] See "FLUORIDES."

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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/m3as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

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