Agent Name

Rhenium hexafluoride

CAS Number

10049-17-9

Formula

F6-Re

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Rhenium fluoride (ReF6), (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] Rhenium (VI) fluoride; [MSDSonline] UN3390

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellow solid or liquid or colorless gas; Highly hygroscopic; Produces bluish vapor on exposure with air, turning liquid dark purple; mp = 18.5 deg C; [Merck Index] Yellow liquid; mp = 18.8 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Reacts violently with water; Hydrolyzed readily producing hydrofluoric acid; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [MSDSonline] See "Hydrofluoric acid."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic by inhalation liquid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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