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CHROMIUM(III) CHLORIDE HEXAHYDRATE
ICSC: 1532
Peer-Review Status: 27.10.2004 Validated
Chromic chloride hexahydrate
Chromium trichloride hexahydrate 
CAS #: 10060-12-5 RTECS #: GB5450000
    Formula: CrCl3¿ 6H2O
Molecular mass: 266.5

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   STRICT HYGIENE!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
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 Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
GREEN CRYSTALLINE POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
The solution in water is a weak acid. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.5mg/m³ as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004). 

Routes of exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

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

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 83-95°C
See Notes.
Density: 2.76 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 59  
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Melting points vary depending on crystal structure. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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