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CHROMOUS CHLORIDEICSC: 1317
Chromium(II) chloride
Chromium dichloride
November 2000
CAS #: 10049-05-5
EC Number: 233-163-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Avoid inhalation of dust and mist. Use local exhaust or breathing protection.   
Skin Dry skin. Redness.  Protective gloves.  First rinse with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again. 
Eyes   Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.   

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants and food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
CHROMOUS CHLORIDE ICSC: 1317
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
VERY HYGROSCOPIC SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The substance is a strong reducing agent. It reacts violently with oxidants. The substance may reduce the oxygen content of air in confined spaces. Reacts with water. This produces flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). 

Formula: CrCl2
Molecular mass: 122.9
Boiling point: 1300°C
Melting point: 824°C
Density: 2.8 g/cm³
Solubility in water: very good 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it is persistent. 

NOTES
Health effects of exposure to the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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