Agent Name

Cadmium(II) perchlorate

CAS Number

13760-37-7

Formula

Cd.2Cl-H-O4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cadmium diperchlorate; Cadmium perchlorate (6CI,7CI); Perchloric acid, cadmium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1481

Category

Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Cadmium perchlorate, hexahydrate: White crystalline solid; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Cadmium perchlorate, hexahydrate: Oxidizing agent; Fire hazard when in contact with flammable materials; An irritant; May be harmful by inhalation, skin absorption, or ingestion; [MSDSonline] See "PERCHLORATES." See "Cadmium" and the linked diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Cd in urine = 5 ug/g creatinine; Cd in blood = 5 ug/L; sampling time not critical; "Monitoring in blood should be preferred during the initial year of exposure and whenever changes in the degree of exposure are suspected." [ACGIH]

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

Bioaccumulates

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Cd ( 0.002 mg/m3, as Cd, respirable fraction)

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3, as Cd, see 29 CFR 1910.1027

IDLH (NIOSH)

9 mg/m3, as Cd

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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Diseases

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