International Chemical Safety Cards

CHROMIUM (III) HYDROXIDE HYDRATE ICSC: 1455
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Chromic (III) hydroxide hydrate
Cr(HO)3nH2O
Molecular mass: See Notes
ICSC #    1455
CAS #     1308-14-1
RTECS # GB2670000
July 05, 2003 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION


 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
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.
Rest. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.)


SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1455 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

CHROMIUM (III) HYDROXIDE HYDRATE ICSC: 1455
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BLUE TO GREEN POWDER OR BLACK PARTICLES.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating to chromic oxide.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: as Cr 0.5 mg/m, as TWA; A4; (ACGIH 2003).


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

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
May cause mechanical irritation tothe eyes.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Solubility in water:
none
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
The name Chromic acid is used for this product, as well as for Chromic (VI) acid (CAS 7738-94-5) and for Chromium (VI) oxide (CAS 1333-82-0, see ICSC 1194). The molecular weight may vary depending on the degree of hydration.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1455 CHROMIUM (III) HYDROXIDE HYDRATE
(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.