Agent Name

Zinc telluride

CAS Number

1315-11-3

Formula

Te-Zn

Major Category

Metals

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Grey or brownish-red solid; [Merck Index] Red lumps; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a semiconductor and photoconductor; [Merck Index] Proposed as a catalyst for the hydrogenation of carbon dioxide; [Ullmann]

Comments

An irritant; Harmful by inhalation and ingestion; [MSDSonline] See "Zinc." See "Tellurium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Te

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Te

MAK

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

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as Te

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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