Thallium(I) carbonate

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Thallium(I) carbonate
Other names
thallium monocarbonate
6533-73-9 YesY
ChemSpider 21553 YesY
EC Number 229-434-0
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PubChem 23031
Molar mass 468.776 g/mol
Appearance white crystals
Odor odorless
Density 7.11 g/cm3, solid
Melting point 272 °C (522 °F; 545 K)
5.2 g/100 mL (25 °C)
27.2 g/100 mL (100 °C)
Solubility insoluble in alcohol, ether, acetone
not listed
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., water Health code 4: Very short exposure could cause death or major residual injury. E.g., VX gas Reactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogen Special hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Lethal dose or concentration (LD, LC):
21 mg/kg (mouse, oral)[1]
23 mg/kg (rat, oral)[1]
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
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Thallium(I) carbonate (Tl2CO3) is a chemical compound. It can be used for the manufacture of imitation diamonds, in chemical analysis to test for carbon disulfide, and as a fungicide. Like other thallium compounds, it is considered extremely toxic, with an oral median lethal dose of 21 mg/kg in mice. Due to its toxicity, it is listed in the United States List of Extremely Hazardous Substances as of 2007.[2]


Conditions/substances to avoid are: acids, magnesium with hydride, aluminium, hydrosulfuric acid, phosphorus pentoxide.


Thallium carbonate is created by the saturation of hot aqueous thallium(I) hydroxide with carbon dioxide.


  1. ^ a b "Thallium (soluble compounds, as Tl)". Immediately Dangerous to Life and Health. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH). 
  2. ^ "Emergency First Aid Treatment Guide THALLOUS CARBONATE". Chemical Emergency Preparedness and Prevention. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. Retrieved 2 June 2012.