Rhenium(VI) oxide

  • Rhenium trioxide
  • Rhenic anhydride
  • Rhenium oxide
Formula
ReO3
Structure
Description
Odorless, red powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1314-28-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
215-228-8
Merck
12,8347
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
O3Re
Formula mass
234.21
Density
7.4 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store under dry inert gas. This product is hygroscopic. Protect from humidity and water. Protect from carbon dioxide. Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Protection
Impervious gloves. Safety glasses. Protective work clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Pick up mechanically.
Stability
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, water/moisture.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
No toxic effects are known for rhenium metal. Rhenium compounds may be irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical treatment.
   Inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Skin
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Eyes
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.

Transport.