Agent Name

Germanium telluride

CAS Number

12260-55-8

Formula

Ge-Te2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Germanium ditelluride; [ChemIDplus] Germanium (IV) telluride; [MSDSonline]

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Tellurium)

Sources/Uses

Used as a semiconductor; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Germanium." See "Tellurium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Te

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Te

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as Te

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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