Agent Name

Chromium diboride

CAS Number

12007-16-8

Formula

B2-Cr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chromium boride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Chromium borides (exist in different molecular forms): Used as additives (metallurgy), electrical conductors, cermets, refractories, and coatings resistant to molten metals; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See chromium metal in "Chromium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Cr

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Cr

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Processes

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