Agent Name

Thallium(I) formate

CAS Number

992-98-3

Formula

C-H2-O2.Tl

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Thallium(I) formate; Thallous formate; Formic acid, thallium(1+) salt; [ChemIDplus] UN1707

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White crystalline solid; Soluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; Can cause blindness; Can be absorbed through skin; May be fatal by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; Targets kidneys, cardiovascular system, skin, liver, male reproductive system, nerves, and eyes; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Thallium" and the linked occupational disease.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, inhhalable fraction, as Tl

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Tl

IDLH (NIOSH)

15 mg/m3, as Tl (soluble compounds)

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Thallium compound, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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