Cancer suspect agent.Hygroscopic.Oxidizer.
Potential Health Effects
May cause mild eye irritation.
May cause mild skin irritation.
Ingestion of large amounts may cause gastrointestinal irritation.
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause sensitization
dermatitis and possible destruction and/or ulceration. Repeated
inhalation may cause chronic bronchitis. May cause cancer according
to animal studies.
**** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. If irritation
develops, get medical aid.
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes
while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
irritation develops or persists.
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Get medical aid.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. Get medical aid if
cough or other symptoms appear.
Notes to Physician:
**** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. Substance is noncombustible. Oxidizer. Greatly
increases the burning rate of combustible materials.
In case of fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or
**** SECTION 6 - ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES ****
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal
container. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
**** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a tightly closed
container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
**** SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION ****
Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR
1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a
NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator
**** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****
Physical State: Solid
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 4000 deg C @ 760.00mmHg
Freezing/Melting Point: 2435 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Flash Point: Not available.
Explosion Limits, lower: Not available.
Explosion Limits, upper: Not available.
Solubility in water: insoluble
Specific Gravity/Density: 5.2100g/cm3
Molecular Formula: Cr2O3
Molecular Weight: 151.99
**** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Chlorine trifluoride, glycerol, lithium, rubidium acetylide, and
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
**** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****
CAS# 1308-38-9: GB6475000
Chromimium (III) Oxide -
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen (listed as **
IARC: Group 3 carcinogen (listed as ** undefined **).
See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
**** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****
**** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****
Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
**** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
Not regulated as a hazardous material.
Shipping Name: Not regulated.
Dangerous Goods Code:
**** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: Not available.
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 1308-38-9: 1
United Kingdom Occupational Exposure Limits
CAS# 1308-38-9: OES-United Kingdom, TWA (listed as ** undefined
**): 0.5 mg/m3 TWA
CAS# 1308-38-9 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
CAS# 1308-38-9 is listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
CAS# 1308-38-9 (listed as ** undefined **): OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt
:TWA 0.05 mg/m3
OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.05 mg/m3
OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.5 mg/m3
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.5 mg/m3
OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.01 mg/m3
OEL-FRANCE:TWA 0.5 mg/m3
OEL-JAPAN:TWA 0.5 mg/m3
OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 0.5 mg/m3
OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 1 mg/m3
OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.5 mg/m3
OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 0.5 mg/m3
OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV
OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
CAS# 1308-38-9 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
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