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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Ferrate(3-), hexacyano-, tripotassium

RTECS #

LJ8225000

CAS #

13746-66-2; 409-16-5; 2002-18-8

Updated

July 2013

Molecular Weight

329.27

Molecular Formula

C6FeN6·3K

Synonyms

Ferrate(3-), hexakis(cyano-kappa-C)-, tripotassium, (OC-6-11)
Iron potassium cyanide
Potassium cyanoferrate
Potassium ferricyanate
Potassium ferricyanide
Red prussiate
Tripotassium ferric hexacyanide
Tripotassium ferriccyanide
Tripotassium hexacyanoferrate
Tripotassium hexacyanoferrate(3-)
Tripotassium iron hexacyanide

Mutation Data and Reference

System TestRoute/Organism/TissueDoseReference
gene conversion and mitotic recombination/Saccharomyes cerevisiae100 mmol/LMUREAV 117,149,1983
mutation in microorganisms/Saccharomyes cerevisiae100 mmol/L (-enzymatic activation step)MUREAV 117,149,1983
other mutation test systems/Escherichia coli750 nmol/tubeLAMEDS 6,252,1986

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
oral/mouse lethal dose (50 percent kill): 2970 mg/kgGISAAA 51(4),23,1986
oral/rat lowest published lethal dose: 1600 mg/kgKODAK* 21MAY1971

Other Multiple Dose Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 510 µg/m3/24H/26W- continuousKidney, Ureter, and Bladder: Other changes in urine composition

Blood: Changes in erythrocyte (RBC) count

Biochemical: Enzyme inhibition, induction, or change in blood or tissue levels: Catalases
GISAAA 51(4),23,1986

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 0.1 mg(Fe)/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 5 mg(CN)/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 1 mg(Fe)/m3, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 2 mg(CN)/m3, inhal, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-HUNGARYtime-weighted average 5 mg(CN)/m3, short term exposure limit 20 mg(CN)/m3, Skin, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 5 mg(CN)/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-RUSSIAshort term exposure limit 4 mg/m3, JUN2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDceiling concentration 2 mg(CN)/m3, inhal, skin, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 5 mg(CN)/m3, skin, OCT2007

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Occupational Exposure Survey 1983Hazard Code 81080; Number of Industries 55; Total Number of Facilities 3468; Number of Occupations 58; Total Number of Employees Exposed 85385; Total Number of Female Employees Exposed 20227
National Occupational Hazard Survey 1974Hazard Code 81080; Number of Industries 50; Total Number of Facilities 5391; Number of Occupations 41; Total Number of Employees Exposed 27467

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA GENETOX PROGRAM 1988, Negative: B subtilis rec assay
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
NTP Carcinogenesis studies; selected, October 2000
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