Agent Name

Aluminum sulfide

CAS Number

1302-81-4

Formula

Al2-S3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dialuminium trisulphide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellowish-gray solid with an odor of hydrogen sulfide; [Merck Index] Yellowish granules with an odor of rotten eggs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Decomposes in moisture producing hydrogen sulfide; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in the production of hydrogen sulfide; [Hawley]

Comments

Hydrolyzes in water forming aluminum hydroxide and hydrogen sulfide; [Merck Index] Reacts with water; An irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Hydrogen sulfide," a chemical asphyxiant.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, respirable fraction

PEL (OSHA)

15 mg/m3(total dust), 5 mg/m3(respirable fraction)

MAK

4 mg/m3, (inhalable fraction)

Explanatory Notes

TLV, PEL, and MAK values for aluminum metal and insoluble compounds;

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