Agent Name

Chloric acid

CAS Number

7790-93-4

Formula

Cl-H-O3

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

UN2626

Category

Acids, Inorganic

Description

Found only in aqueous solution; [Merck Index] Clear colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an oxidizing agent and as a catalyst in acrylonitrile polymerization; [Merck Index] Used in chemical analysis and to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

A strong skin and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] Corrosive to tissue; [CAMEO] An eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chloric acid, aqueous solution, with not more than 10% Chloric acid."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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