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Thallium(I) carbonate

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Formula  Tl2CO3
Density  7.11 g/cm³
Appearance  white crystals
Molar mass  468.776 g/mol
Melting point  272 °C

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.

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Safety

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

Preparation

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

References

Thallium(I) carbonate Wikipedia


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