Inhalation may cause dryness of throat, coughing, constriction in chest, and headache. Ingestion may cause salivation, vomiting, abdominal pains, or diarrhea. Contact with eyes causes irritation.
Cadmium sulfate acts as a weakly acidic inorganic salt, which is soluble in water. The resulting solutions contain moderate concentrations of hydrogen ions and have pH's of less than 7.0. They react as acids to neutralize bases. These neutralizations generate heat, but less or far less than is generated by neutralization of inorganic acids, inorganic oxoacids, and carboxylic acid. They usually do not react as either oxidizing agents or reducing agents but such behavior is not impossible. Many of these compounds catalyze organic reactions.
Air & Water Reactions
Odorless white solid. Sinks and mixes slowly with water.
Cadmiumsulfate, CdS04, is an effiorescent crystalline solid that is soluble in water. It is used as an antiseptic,in the treatment of venereal diseases and rheumatism, and to detect the presence of hydrogen sulfide.
Applied in the formation of novel two-dimensional Cd-SCN coordination solids with unusual and tailorable, checkerboard- or herringbone-patterned structures these structures are important steps toward technologically useful materials.1
It is a catalyst in Marsh test fir arsenic; determination of hydrogen sulfide.
Special Hazards of Combustion Products: Toxic cadmium oxide fume may form in fires.