This section is from the "A Handbook of Useful Drugs" book, by State Medical Examining and Licensing Boards.
This is more popularly, though incorrectly, termed chromic acid and should contain not less than 90 per cent, of CrO3.
Properties : Chromium trioxid occurs as needle-shaped crystals or prisms of dark purplishred color and metallic luster; it is odorless, destructive to animal and vegetable tissue, deliquescent in air and very soluble in water (1 :0.5).
Incompatibilities : Because of its powerful oxidizing properties chromium trioxid should not be brought in contact with alcohol, glycerol or other oxidizable substances or explosion may result.
Action and Uses: In medicine chromium trioxid is used only as a caustic either in the solid form or in aqueous solution. Holt recommends in nasal hemorrhage from ulcer of septum to touch the ulcer with chromium trioxid.