Agent Name

Thallous chloride

CAS Number

7791-12-0

Formula

Cl-Tl

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Thallium chloride; Thallium chloride (TlCl); Thallium chloride (VAN); Thallium monochloride; Thallium(1+) chloride; Thallium(I) chloride; [ChemIDplus] UN1707

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Off-white powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chlorination catalyst and in suntan lamps; [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Thallium" and the linked occupational disease.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Tl

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Tl

IDLH (NIOSH)

15 mg/m3, as Tl (soluble compounds)

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Thallium compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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