Agent Name

Chromium oxalate

CAS Number

14676-93-8

Formula

C2-H2-O4.x-Cr

Major Category

Metals

Category

Chromium Compounds, Inorganic

Comments

"The trivalent form of Cr is 500-1000 times less toxic than the hexavalent form. Organic Cr-containing complexes of toxicological importance have not been reported." [Nordberg, p. 718] See Cr(III) compounds in "Chromium." See "Chromium(II) oxalate."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.003 mg/m3, as Cr(III), inhalable particulate matter

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Soluble Cr(III) compounds are assigned RSEN and DSEN; "Trivalent chromium compounds--with the exception of chromium(III) acetate, chromium(III) chloride hexahydrate, and chromium(III) nitrate--are insoluble or poorly soluble in water . . ." [ACGIH]

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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