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Chromium trioxide

EC / List no.: 215-607-8

CAS no.: 1333-82-0

Mol. formula: CrO3

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GHS03: Oxidising GHS05: Corrosive GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS06: Acute Toxicity GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Danger! According to the harmonised classification and labelling (CLP00) approved by the European Union, this substance is fatal if inhaled, is toxic if swallowed, is toxic in contact with skin, causes severe skin burns and eye damage, may cause genetic defects, may cause cancer, causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure, is very toxic to aquatic life, is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, may cause fire or explosion (strong oxidiser), is suspected of damaging fertility, may cause an allergic skin reaction and may cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.

Additionally, the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations identifies that this substance is fatal in contact with skin, is suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child and may cause respiratory irritation.

  • C

Carcinogenic

  • M

Mutagenic

  • R

Possibly Toxic to Reproduction

  • Ss

Skin sensitising

  • Sr

Respiratory sensitising

  • Substance of very high concern (SVHC) and included in the candidate list for authorisation.
  • Substance of very high concern requiring authorisation before it is used (Annex XIV of REACH).

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 10 000 - 100 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation in materials.
ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or into which articles the substance might have been processed.

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: adsorbents and laboratory chemicals.
ECHA has no public registered data on the types of manufacture using this substance. Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation in materials.
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: indoor use as reactive substance.

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: adsorbents, non-metal-surface treatment products, metal surface treatment products and pH regulators and water treatment products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation in materials, formulation of mixtures and manufacturing of the substance.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: metal surface treatment products, pH regulators and water treatment products and non-metal-surface treatment products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, plastic products and fabricated metal products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), as processing aid and in the production of articles.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), formulation of mixtures, in processing aids at industrial sites, in the production of articles and as processing aid.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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