- Cadmium dichloride
Odorless, white crystalline solid.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Carcinogenic Category 2; Mutagenic Category 2; Toxic for reproduction Category 2; Very toxic; Toxic; Dangerous for the Environment
Agricultural Chemical and Pesticide; Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector; Human Data
Swiss Giftliste 1
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.055 (480 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Odor Threshold Odor threshold Odorless
4.05 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1.56 cp (800 C)
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep away from sources of ignition. Do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Do not ingest or inhale.
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear impervious gloves. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Wear a self contained breathing apparatus and appropriate Personal protection. (See Exposure Controls, Personal Protection section). Avoid generating dusty conditions. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Bromine trifluoride, hydrogen azide, oxidizers, potassium, selenium, tellurium, zinc.
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, cadmium fumes, chloride fumes.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Dike and collect water used to fight fire. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use extinguishing media appropriate to the surrounding fire. Dusts may be combustible when exposed to heat, flame, or oxidizing agents. Extinguishing media: Do NOT get water inside containers. For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or water spray. For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide, alcohol-resistant foam, or water spray.
This material is nonflammable
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
TLV: ppm; 0.01 mg/m3 (as TWA) (as Cd); total dust A2 (ACGIH 1993-1994). TLV (as TWA): ppm; 0.002 mg/m3 (as Cd); respirable dust A2 (ACGIH 1993-1994).
O, G-A2, I-1, N-1, CP65
May cause respiratory tract cancer. Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause permanent bone structure abnormalities. May cause liver and kidney damage. Chronic inhalation may cause nasal septum ulceration and perforation. Chronic inhalation of cadmium compounds has been associated with lung and prostrate cancer.
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Exposure may cause severe swelling of face and neck areas with possible death.
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Irritation may lead to chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema. May cause ulceration and perforation of the nasal septum if inhaled in excessive quantities. May cause pulmonary fibrosis and permanent damage.
Exposure may cause irritation and possible burns.
Exposure to the substance as an aqueous solution may cause irritation and corneal abnormalities.
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
I; II; III
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