Zirconium potassium fluoride

Agent Name
Zirconium potassium fluoride
CAS Number
16923-95-8
Formula
F6-Zr.2K
Major Category
Metals
Zirconium potassium fluoride formula graphical representation
Synonyms
Dipotassium hexafluorozirconate; Dipotassium hexafluorozirconate(2-); Dipotassium zirconium hexafluoride; Potassium fluorozirconate; Potassium fluorozirconate (K2ZrF6); Potassium fluorozirconate (VAN); Potassium fluozirconate; Potassium fluozirconate (K2ZrF6); Potassium hexafluorozirconate; Potassium hexafluorozirconate (K2ZrF6); Potassium hexafluorozirconate(IV); Potassium zirconifluoride; Potassium zirconium fluoride; Potassium zirconium hexafluoride; Zirconate(2-), hexafluoro-, dipotassium; Zirconate(2-), hexafluoro-, dipotassium, (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] UN3288
Category
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Description
White solid; [Hawley] White odorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]
Sources/Uses
Used to make metallic zirconium and in welding fluxes, catalysts, optical glass, and surface treatments for printing processes; [HSDB]
Comments
An irritant; [Hawley] Corrosive to eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [MSDSonline] See "Fluorides" and "Zirconium."
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

BEI
Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)
TLV (ACGIH)
5 mg/m3, as Zr (2.5 mg/m3, as F)
STEL (ACGIH)
10 mg/m3, as Zr (2.5 mg/m3, as F)
PEL (OSHA)
5 mg/m3, as Zr (2.5 mg/m3, as F)
MAK
1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction (metal and insol. Zr cmpds.), (1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F)
IDLH (NIOSH)
25 mg/m3, as Zr
Explanatory Notes
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Toxic solid, inorganic, n.o.s."

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent

Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: