NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Rouge

CAS
1309-37-1

Fe2O3

RTECS
NO7400000
Synonyms & Trade Names

Iron(III)oxide, Iron oxide red, Red iron oxide, Red oxide
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: See Appendix D
OSHA PEL: TWA 15 mg/m3 (total) TWA 5 mg/m3 (resp)
IDLH
N.D. See: 1309371
Conversion
Physical Description
A fine, red powder of ferric oxide. [Note: Usually used in cake form or impregnated in paper or cloth.]
MW: 159.7
BP: ?
MLT: 2849°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: 0 mmHg (approx)
IP: NA

Sp.Gr: 5.24
Fl.P: NA
UEL: NA
LEL: NA

Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Calcium hypochlorite, carbon monoxide, hydrogen peroxide
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 0500, 0600
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: No recommendation

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately

Breathing: Fresh air

Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0122