Agent Name

Cesium fluoride

CAS Number

13400-13-0

Formula

Cs-F

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cesium monofluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Deliquescent solid; [Hawley] White odorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make optics and specialty glasses; [Hawley] Used as a catalyst, an inorganic scintillator, and a fluoride source in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

Poisonous; [Hawley] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; Can be absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline] See "FLUORIDES."

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

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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