Agent Name

Ferric chromate(VI)

CAS Number

10294-52-7

Formula

Cr-H2-O4 2/3Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromic acid (H2CrO4), iron (3+) salt (3:2); Diiron tris(chromate); [ChemIDplus] C.I. Pigment Yellow 45; C.I. 77505; Siderin yellow; [Merck Index] Ferric chromate, basic; [MSDSonline]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellow solid; Practically insoluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as pigment in ceramics, glass, and enamels; [Merck Index]

Comments

CrVI compounds are irritants, sensitizers, and may be corrosive to the skin. CrVI compounds are respiratory tract irritants and may cause pulmonary sensitization. CrVI may cause acute tubular necrosis and liver injury. [ATSDR Case Studies] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Chromium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.0001 mg/m3, as Cr(VI), inhalable particulate matter

STEL (ACGIH)

0.0005 mg/m3, as Cr(VI), inhalable particulate matter

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3, as Cr(VI)

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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