Chromium(III) oxide

Agent Name
Chromium(III) oxide
CAS Number
Major Category
Chromium(III) oxide formula graphical representation
11661 Green; Amdry 6410; Amperit 704.0; Anadonis Green; Anhydride chromique [French]; C-Grun [German]; C.I. 77288; C.I. Pigment Green 17; CI 77288; CI Pigment Green 17; Casalis Green; Chrome Green; Chrome Green F 3; Chrome Ocher; Chrome Oxide Green BX; Chrome Oxide Green GN-M; Chrome Oxide Green GP; Chrome ochre; Chrome oxide; Chromia; Chromic Acid Green; Chromic oxide; Chromium Oxide Green; Chromium Oxide Pigment; Chromium Oxide X1134; Chromium oxide; Chromium oxide (Cr8O12); Chromium oxide greens; Chromium sesquioxide; Chromium trioxide; Chromium(3+) oxide; Chromium(3+) trioxide; Chromium(III) oxide; Chromium(III) oxide (2:3); Cosmetic hydrophobic Green 9409; Cosmetic micro blend chrome oxide 9229; Dichromium trioxide; Green Chrome Oxide; Green Oxide of Chromium; Green chromic oxide; Green chromium oxide; Green cinnabar; Green oxide of chromium OC-31; Green rouge; Kromex U 1; Leaf green; Levanox Green GA; OKhP1; Oil Green; Oxide of chromium; P 106F10; PK 5304; Pure Chromium Oxide Green 59; [ChemIDplus]
Chromium Compounds, Inorganic
Green, hygroscopic solid; [CHEMINFO] Insoluble in water; [ACGIH]
Used in abrasives, refractory materials, semiconductors, pigments, alloys, textile printing inks, and catalysts; [Merck Index] Used as a pigment in polymers and latex paints; [HSDB]
CrIII compounds do not cause chrome ulcerations but may cause allergic dermatitis in workers with prior sensitization to CrVI compounds. [ILO Encyclo] CrIII is an essential trace mineral in the human diet. [ATSDR Case Studies] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [ICSC] May cause GI irritation if ingested; [MSDSonline] See "Chromium."
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

0.003 mg/m3, as Cr(III), inhalable particulate matter
0.5 mg/m3
Explanatory Notes
Soluble Cr(III) compounds are assigned RSEN and DSEN; [ACGIH]

Adverse Effects

IARC Carcinogen
Not classifiable
ACGIH Carcinogen
Not Classifiable

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent