Agent Name

Gallium trichloride

CAS Number

13450-90-3

Formula

Cl3-Ga

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Gallium(III) chloride; Gallium chloride; Gallium(3+) chloride; Trichlorogallium; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Hygroscopic solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make electronic instruments, semiconductors, alloys, and lubricants; [HSDB] Used as a catalyst in organic synthesis and a reagent in producing gallium semiconductors; [Merck Index]

Comments

Reacts with air; [Merck Index] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Reacts violently with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.38 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 316 mg/m3/3h

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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