Chlorine dioxide - ClO2
Find here the essential information on chlorine dioxide (ClO2): characteristics, effects on health, detection devices & systems - ClO2 gas detector - and proper respiratory protective equipment (gas mask or powered air purifying respirator with B gas filter).
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) properties
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is exclusively an anthropogenic gas. This means that it cannot be found naturally. This synthesis produce is widely used in bleaching processes for paper pulp, flour, textile, and leather cleaning. It can also be applied for its biocide and disinfecting properties for many other applications like wastewater treatment, and is used in the pharmaceutical and food industries.
|CAS||TWA (8 hours)||STEL (15 minutes)||LEL||IP||Density / Air||Filter / SCBA|
|7664-41-7||0.1 ppm||0.3 ppm||10 %||10.33 eV||2.3||B|
Chlorine dioxide effects on health
Chlorine dioxide (ClO2) taint varies from red-orange to green-orange. Its fragrance is irritating and smells like chlorine compounds. Non-explosive in the dark, it becomes unstable with light and can produce explosive mixture under the sunlight or with fast heating (R5). Very toxic by inhalation, it can cause severe burnings (R34). Soluble into water, it can form hydrochloric acid, which is very corrosive and harmful to aquatic organisms (R50).
Chlorine dioxide effects on health (ClO2)