2-Ethylhexanoic acid chromium(III) salt
|Molar mass||481.6 g/mol|
|soluble in mineral spirits|
|Main hazards||Xi, Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed, Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin|
|Safety data sheet||MSDS|
|Flash point||110 °C (230 °F; 383 K)|
|US health exposure limits (NIOSH):|
|TWA 1 mg/m3|
|TWA 0.5 mg/m3|
IDLH (Immediate danger)
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Chromium(III) 2-ethylhexanoate, C24H45CrO6, is a salt that is often used in academic laboratory environments, with little large-scale industrial application. It is usually supplied dissolved in mineral spirits.
The C24H45CrO6 molecule contains one atom of chromium, around which three ethylhexanoate ligands are arranged. Each ligand binds to the central atom with both oxygen atoms, similar to the bonding in other organometallic chromium compounds.
- "NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards #0141". National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH).
- The chemical book; chemicalbook.com, http://www.chemicalbook.com/ChemicalProductProperty_EN_CB5738861.htm, accessed February 2011
- CID 103012 from PubChem