Agent Name

Zirconium chloride oxide octahydrate

Alternative Name

Zirconyl chloride octahydrate

CAS Number

13520-92-8

Formula

Cl2-O-Zr.8H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Zirconyl chloride octahydrate; Dichlorooxozirconium octahydrate; Zirconium oxychloride octahydrate; Zirconium, dichlorooxo-, octahydrate (8CI,9CI); [ChemIDplus] Zirconium (IV) chloride oxide, octahydrate; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Zirconium dichloride oxide; [MSDSonline] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White lumps; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other zirconium compounds, acid dyes, pigment toners, and antiperspirants; [Merck Index]

Comments

Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Reacts with water releasing energy; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Zirconium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

5 mg/m3, as Zr

STEL (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3, as Zr

PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as Zr (compounds)

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction (metal and insol. cmpds.)

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as Zr

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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