Chrome ore; Chromite (mineral) (Cr2FeO4); Chromite homog mineral; Chromite ore; Iron chromate(II); [ChemIDplus] Chromite, chromium(III); Chromite ore; Chromite homogenous mineral; Chromite (mineral); [ACGIH]
Chromium Compounds, Inorganic
Iron-black to brownish black solid with a metallic to submetallic luster; [Hawley] Insoluble in water; [HSDB]
Used as the source of chromium and its compounds and to make chrome-magnesite refractory bricks, ferrochrome, and refractory ceramics; Also used in automobile emission-control systems; [HSDB]
May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Chromite ore processing."
0.003 mg/m3, as Cr(III), inhalable particulate matter
Soluble Cr(III) compounds are assigned RSEN and DSEN; [ACGIH]
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: