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CAS Number: 3444-17-5 Product Catalog

Chromium Chromium(III) 2-ethylhexanoate, 70% in mineral spirits (8-10% Cr)
CAS Number: 3444-17-5
MDL Number: MFCD00014005
Molecular Formula: C24H45CrO6
Molecular Weight: 481.62
Chemical Formula: Cr[OOCCH(C2H5)C4H9]3
Color and Form: green, viscous liq.

Physical Characteristics: flash point 230°F, density 1.01

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SECTION 1: Product Identification
Chemical Name: Chromium (III) 2-ethylhexanoate, 70% in mineral spirits (8-10% Cr)
Product Number: 93-2426
CAS Registry Number: 3444-17-5
Formula: Cr[OOCCH(C2H5)C4H9]3
EINECS Number: 222-357-3
Chemical Family: metal carboxylate
Synonym: 2-Ethylhexanoic acid, chromium salt
SECTION 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
Ingredient CAS Number Percent ACGIH (TWA) OSHA (PEL)
Title Compound 3444-17-5 70 0.5mg/m3(as Cr) 0.5mg/m3(as Cr)
petroleum distilates 64742-46-7 30 no data no data
SECTION 3: Hazards Identification
Emergency Overview: Irritating to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract.
Primary Routes of Exposure: Ingestion, inhalation, skin, eyes.
Eye Contact: Causes moderate irritation of the eyes.
Skin Contact: Causes slight to mild irritation of the skin.
Inhalation: Irritating to the nose, mucous membranes and respiratory tract.
Ingestion: Ingestion may cause gastrointestinal distress, dizziness, weakness and drowsiness.
Acute Health Effects: Irritating to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract.
Chronic Health Effects: Chromium (III) salts have acted as tumorigens and mutagens in animal studies.
NTP: Yes
SECTION 4: First Aid Measures
Eye Exposure: Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need assistance in keeping their eye lids open. Get immediate medical attention.
Skin Exposure: Wash the affected area with soap and water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Seek medical assistance if irritation persists.
Inhalation: Remove the victim to fresh air. Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
Ingestion: Seek medical attention immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim water (only if conscious). Do not induce vomiting as serious lung damage may result if aspirated.
SECTION 5: Fire Fighting Measures
Flash Point: 230°F
Autoignition Temperature: none
Explosion Limits: none
Extinguishing Medium: carbon dioxide, dry powder or foam
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Combustible. If involved in a fire, fire fighters should be equipped with a NIOSH approved positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.
Hazardous Combustion and Decomposion Products: Combustible. If involved in a fire this material may emit toxic organic fumes.
Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards: No unusual fire or explosion hazards.
SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures
Spill and Leak Procedures: Small spills can be mixed with vermiculite or sodium carbonate and swept up.
SECTION 7: Handling and Storage
Handling and Storage: Store in a tightly sealed container and store in a cool place.
SECTION 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
Eye Protection: Always wear approved safety glasses when handling a chemical substance in the laboratory.
Skin Protection: Wear protective clothing and gloves.
Ventilation: If possible, handle the material in an efficient fume hood.
Respirator: If ventilation is not available a respirator should be worn. The use of respirators requires a Respirator Protection Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
Additional Protection: No additional protection required.
SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
Color and Form: green, viscous liq.
Molecular Weight: 481.62
Melting Point: no data
Boiling Point: no data
Vapor Pressure: not applicable
Specific Gravity: 1.01
Odor: organic odor
Solubility in Water: insoluble
SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity
Stability: air and moisture stable liquid
Hazardous Polymerization: no hazardous polymerization
Conditions to Avoid: none
Incompatibility: oxidizing agents
Decomposition Products: Carbon dioxide, carbon monoxide, organic vapors, and metal oxides
SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
RTECS Data: No specific information available for title compound. For mineral spirits: Oral (rat); LD50: >34600mg/kg. Inhalation (rat); LC50: >21400mg/m3/4H. Intraperitoneal (rat); LDLo: 8560mg/kg. Administration onto the skin (rabbit); LD50: 15400mg/kg.
Carcinogenic Effects: No data available
Mutagenic Effects: No data available
Tetratogenic Effects: No data available
SECTION 12: Ecological Information
Ecological Information: No information available
SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations
Disposal: Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations.
SECTION 14: Transportation
Shipping Name (CFR): Non-hazardous
Hazard Class (CFR): NA
Additional Hazard Class (CFR): NA
Packaging Group (CFR): NA
UN ID Number (CFR): NA
Shipping Name (IATA): Non-hazardous
Hazard Class (IATA): NA
Additional Hazard Class (IATA): NA
Packaging Group (IATA): NA
UN ID Number (IATA): NA
SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
TSCA: Listed in the TSCA inventory.
SARA (Title 313): Title compound: See Category Code N090 for reporting.
Second Ingredient: none
Third Ingredient: none
SECTION 16: Other Information
Disclaimer: The information herein is believed to be accurate and reliable as of the date compiled. However, Strem Chemicals, Inc. makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information.
Preparation Date: 11/14/2000
Revision Date: 5/19/2014

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