Agent Name

Magnesium chromate

CAS Number

13423-61-5

Formula

Cr-H2-O4.Mg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromic acid (H2CrO4), magnesium salt (1:1); Chromic acid, magnesium salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Pentahydrate: Yellow solid; Soluble in water; [Hawley] Orange-brown powder; Very soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a corrosion inhibitor in gas turbine engines; [Hawley]

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] Oxidizing agent; An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Chronic exposure may cause liver and kidney damage; [MSDSonline] See "Strontium chromate," "Calcium chromate," and "Barium chromate." See "Chromium" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

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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Chemical Information

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: