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Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS)

Tellurium hexafluoride

RTECS #

WY2800000

CAS #

7783-80-4

Updated

September 2013

Molecular Weight

241.60

Molecular Formula

F6Te

Synonyms

Tellurium hexafluoride (ACGIH:OSHA)

Acute Toxicity Data and References

Route/OrganismDoseEffectReference
inhalation/guinea pig Lowest published lethal concentration: 5 ppm/4HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edemaATXKA8 18,140,1960
inhalation/guinea pig lowest published toxic concentration: 50 mg/m3/1HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edemaHBTME* -,815,2007
inhalation/mouse lowest published toxic concentration: 50 mg/m3/1HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edemaHBTME* -,815,2007
inhalation/mouse Lowest published lethal concentration: 5 ppm/1HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edemaATXKA8 18,140,1960
inhalation/rabbit Lowest published lethal concentration: 5 ppm/4HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edemaATXKA8 18,140,1960
inhalation/rabbit lowest published toxic concentration: 50 mg/m3/1HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edemaHBTME* -,815,2007
inhalation/rat Lowest published lethal concentration: 5 ppm/4HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edemaATXKA8 18,140,1960
inhalation/rat lowest published toxic concentration: 50 mg/m3/1HLung, Thorax, or Respiration: Acute pulmonary edemaHBTME* -,815,2007

Reviews

OrganizationStandardReference
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 0.02 ppmDTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-time-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3DTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH)Threshold Limit Value-Not classifiable as a human carcinogenDTLVS* TLV/BEI,2013
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWENTOX* -,140,2005
TOXICOLOGY REVIEWHBTME* ,815,2007

Standards and Regulations

OrganizationStandardReference
Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) STANDARD-airtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3)DTLVS* 3,246,1971
Occupational Exposure Limit IN ARGENTINA, BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN check ACGIH TLV;
Occupational Exposure Limit IN SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.1 mg(Te)/m3), JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-AUSTRALIAtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, JUL2008
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.1 mg(Te)/m3), MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 0.1 mg(Te)/m3, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-BELGIUMtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, MAR2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-DENMARKtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg(Te)/m3), MAY2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-ECtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, JUN2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3), short term exposure limit 0.06 ppm (0.6 mg/m3), NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FINLANDtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-FRANCEVME 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3), FEB2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-GERMANYMAK 1 mg(F)/m3, inhal, 2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-HUNGARYtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, short term exposure limit 10 mg(F)/m3, Skin, SEP2000
Occupational Exposure Limit-ICELANDtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3), NOV2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-KOREAtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3), 2006
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 0.1 mg(Te)/m3, 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-MEXICOtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg(Te)/m3), 2004
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 0.1 mg(Te)/m3, JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-NEW ZEALANDtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.10 mg(Te)/m3), JAN2002
Occupational Exposure Limit-NORWAYtime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3), JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-PERUtime-weighted average 0,02 ppm (0,2 mg/m3), JUL2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-POLANDMAC(time-weighted average) 1 mg(HF)/m3, MAC(short term exposure limit) 3 mg(HF)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-POLANDMAC(time-weighted average) 0.01 mg(Te)/m3, MAC(short term exposure limit) 0.03 mg(Te)/m3, JAN1999
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 0.1 mg(Te)/m3, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWEDENtime-weighted average 2 mg(F)/m3, JUN2005
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3), JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-SWITZERLANDMAK-week 1 mg(F)/m3, KZG-week 4 mg(F)/m3, inhal, skin, JAN2011
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE NETHERLANDSMAC-TGG 0.2 mg/m3, 2003
Occupational Exposure Limit-THE PHILIPPINEStime-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3), JAN1993
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 2.5 mg(F)/m3, OCT2007
Occupational Exposure Limit-UNITED KINGDOMtime-weighted average 0.1 mg(Te)/m3, OCT2007
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Construction)8H time-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg(Te)/m3)CFRGBR 29,1926.55,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Federal Contractors)8H time-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg/m3)CFRGBR 41,50-204.50,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (General Industry)8H time-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg(Te)/m3)CFRGBR 29,1910.1000,1994
Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) Permissible Exposure Limit (Shipyards)8H time-weighted average 0.02 ppm (0.2 mg(Te)/m3)CFRGBR 29,1915.1000,1993

NIOSH Documentation and Surveillance

OrganizationStandardReference
National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Level TO TELLURIUM HEXAFLUORIDE-air10H time-weighted average 0.02 ppmNIOSH* DHHS #92-100,1992

Status in Federal Agencies

OrganizationReference
EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY
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