International Chemical Safety Cards

CHROMOUS CHLORIDE ICSC: 1317
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Chromium(II) chloride
Chromium dichloride
CrCl2
Molecular mass: 122.9
ICSC #    1317
CAS #     10049-05-5
RTECS # GB5250000
November 04, 2000 Validated
Ca, eviewed in Ferrara but deferred to see if primary data on skin irritation.
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.

 •SKIN Dry skin. Redness.
Protective gloves.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
 •EYES
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles). Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from strong oxidants, food and feedstuffs . Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1317 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

CHROMOUS CHLORIDE ICSC: 1317
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
VERY HYGROSCOPIC SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance is a strong reducing agent and reacts with oxidants. The substance may reduce the oxygen content of air in confined spaces. Reacts with water forming flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC0001) .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed .

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance irritates the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 1300C
Melting point: 824C
Density: 2.8
g/cm
Solubility in water:
very good
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment.
N O T E S
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1317 CHROMOUS CHLORIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.