Agent Name

Zinc potassium chromate

CAS Number

11103-86-9

Formula

Cr2-H-O9-Zn2.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromate(1-), hydroxyoctaoxodizincatedi-, potassium; Chromic acid, potassium zinc salt (2:1:2); Potassium zinc chromate; Potassium zinc chromate hydroxide; Zinc yellow; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Greenish-yellow solid; [Hawley] Yellow powder that is sparingly soluble; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used for rust-inhibiting coatings and artists' paints; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ERMA] See "Zinc chromates." See "Chromium " and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as Cr

PEL (OSHA)

0.005 mg/m3Ceiling (OSHA) = 0.1 mg/m3, as CrO3

MAK

0.1 mg/m3(respirable fraction), 2 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) for Zn inorg. compds

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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