Agent Name

Tungsten carbide

CAS Number

11130-73-7

Formula

C-W

Major Category

Metals

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Gray powder; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used to make cemented tungsten carbide cutting tools, dies, and rock drills; Also used as a catalyst; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Tungsten carbide (cemented)."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

3 mg/m3, as W, respirable particulate matter

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