Agent Name

Zirconium oxide

CAS Number

1314-23-4

Formula

O2-Zr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Zirconium dioxide; C.I. 77990; C.I. Pigment White 12; CAP (oxide); CC 10; E 101; NZS 30A; Nissan Zirconia Sol NZS 20A; Norton 9839; PCS (filler); Pigment White 12; Rhuligel; TZ 3YTSK; Torayceram Sol ZS-OA; ZD 100; Zircoa 5027; Zirconic anhydride; Zirconium White; Zirconium oxide (VAN); Zirox Zt 35; Zirconia; [ChemIDplus] Baddeleyite; Zirconium (IV) oxide; [CHEMINFO]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Off-white odorless powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in oxyhydrogen lighting, incandescent lighting (Nernst lamps), and dermatologic preparations; Also used as a pigment and abrasive and to make enamels, white glass, refractory crucibles, and furnace linings; [Merck Index] Occurs naturally in baddeleyite; Stabilized zirconium oxides, used in zirconia ceramic parts, contain 3% yttria and 8% calcia; [Ullmann]

Comments

An eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA]; 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

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