Agent Name

Tellurium tetrachloride

CAS Number

10026-07-0

Formula

Cl4-Te

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Telluric chloride; Tellurium chloride, (T-4)-; Tetrachlorotellurium; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Tellurium)

Description

White solid; Highly hygroscopic; [Merck Index] White or yellow crystalline solid with an acrid odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in the synthesis of organic tellurium compounds and as an organic catalyst; [Ullmann]

Comments

Decomposed by water forming tellurium dioxide and hydrogen chloride; [Merck Index] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] 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
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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