Agent Name

Gallium trifluoride

CAS Number

7783-51-9

Formula

F3-Ga

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Gallium fluoride; [ChemIDplus] Gallium (III) fluoride; [MSDSonline] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White odorless powder; Insoluble in cold water (0.2 g/L); [MSDSonline]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES."

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, as F

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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