Cadmium dinitrate; Cadmium(II) nitrate; Nitric acid, cadmium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN3087
Cadmium Compounds, Inorganic
White solid; [HSDB] White odorless crystals; [MSDSonline] There are 3 hydrates that form at temperatures <56 deg C; [Ullmann]
Used in photographic emulsions, nuclear reactors to control rate of nuclear fission, and glass and ceramic colorants; [HSDB] Used in storage batteries and to make red lusters in glass and porcelain; [Ullmann]
See "Cadmium" and the linked diseases.
Cd in urine = 5 ug/g creatinine; Cd in blood = 5 ug/L; sampling time not critical; "Monitoring in blood should be preferred during the initial year of exposure and whenever changes in the degree of exposure are suspected." [ACGIH]
Skin Designation (ACGIH)
0.01 mg/m3, as Cd ( 0.002 mg/m3, as Cd, respirable fraction)
0.005 mg/m3, as Cd, see 29 CFR 1910.1027
9 mg/m3, as Cd
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, toxic, n.o.s."
Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure:
Activities with risk of exposure: