Agent Name

Tungsten hexachloride

CAS Number

13283-01-7

Formula

Cl6-W

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Hexachlorotungsten; Wolfram hexachloride; Tungsten chloride; [ChemIDplus] Tungsten (VI) chloride; [MSDSonline]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dark blue or violet volatile solid; Decomposes in water; Soluble in organic solvents; [Hawley] Blue or black crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in tungsten coatings, vapor deposition for bonding metals, single crystal tungsten wire, electrically-conducting coatings for glass, and catalysts for olefin polymers; [Hawley]

Comments

Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Reacts with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

3 mg/m3, as W, respirable particulate matter

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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