Chloroauric Acid

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1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:   Chloroauric Acid

Formula:             HAuCl4 ž xH2O

Supplier:             ESPI Metals

                           1050 Benson Way

                            Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:         800-638-2581

Fax:                    541-488-8313

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Emergency:        Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:  Scientific Research

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200): Skin corrosion/irritation, category 1B, Eye damage/irritation, category 1.

GHS Label Elements:

pictogramcorrosive

Signal Word: Danger

Hazard Statements: H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage, H318 Causes serious eye damage.

Precautionary Statements: P260 Do not breath dust or vapors, P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling, P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection, P301+P330+P331 IF SWALLOWED: rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting, P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water [or shower], P363 Wash contaminated clothing before reuse, P304+P340+P310 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing, Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician, P305+P351+P338+P310 IF IN EYES: rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician, P405 Store locked up, P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:     Chloroauric acid hydrate

CAS#:              27988-77-8

%:                   100

EC#:                240-948-4

Common Names and Synonyms: Hydrogen tetrachloroaurate(III) hydrate; gold chloride hydrate; auric chloride.

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: Remove patient from area of exposure.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek immediate medical attention.

INGESTION: Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek immediate medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing.

EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed: May cause irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment: No other information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: No information available.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: May emit toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing when necessary.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Eliminate all sources of ignition.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: Sweep or scoop up. Avoid raising dust. Place in properly labeled closed containers. Scrap can be collected for recycling.

Environmental Precautions: Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process under dry protective gas such as argon. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities: Store in a cool, dry area. Store in tightly-sealed containers under dry protective gas such as argon. Protect from moisture, heat and light. Do not store together with oxidizing agents. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:    OSHA/PEL:                               ACGIH/TLV:

Chloroauric Acid       No exposure limit established       No exposure limit established

Appropriate Engineering Controls: Whenever possible the use of local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls is the preferred method of controlling exposure to airborne dust and fume to meet established occupational exposure limits. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

   Respiratory Protection: When potential exposures are above the occupational limits, approved respirators must be used.

   Eye Protection: Safety glasses

   Skin Protection: Wear impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                 Crystalline powder

Color:                 Yellow-orange

Odor:                  Faint chlorine odor

Odor Threshold: Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             25 oC

Boiling Point:                              No data

Flash Point:                                N/A

Evaporation Rate:                      N/A

Flammability:                             No data

Upper Flammable Limit:             No data

Lower Flammable Limit:             No data

Vapor Pressure:                          No data

Vapor Density:                            N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     No data

Solubility in H2O:                         Very soluble

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No specific test data available.

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: No information

Conditions to Avoid: Strongly hygroscopic. Protect from moisture, heat and light.

Incompatible Materials: Ferrous sulfate, organics, NH3, Zn, KCN, water/moisture.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Metal oxide fumes, hydrogen chloride.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May be irritating or corrosive to eyes, skin and mucous membranes.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

Gold Compounds: Parenteral administration of therapeutic gold salts has been associated with toxic effects including irritation, rashes or blistering to skin and mucous membranes, allergic reactions, and damage to blood, kidneys, liver and lungs. Dermal and pulmonary effects are mainly associated with chrysotherapy and exposure by intramuscular or intravenous route. Generally gold compounds are poorly absorbed when ingested but may cause gastrointestinal symptoms including nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. No studies for inhalation exposure were found.

Chlorides: Chloride toxicity varies widely; sodium chloride has very low toxicity while carbonyl chloride (phosgene) is lethal in small doses. When heated to decomposition or on contact with acids or acid fumes chloride compounds may evolve toxic hydrogen chloride fumes.

Acute Toxicity: No data

Carcinogenicity: NTP: Not identified as carcinogenic   IARC: Not identified as carcinogenic

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics of the substance are not fully known.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: No data

Persistence and Degradability: No data

Bioaccumulative Potential: No data

Mobility in Soil: No data

Other Adverse Effects: Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN Number:                           UN3260

UN Proper Shipping Name:   Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s., (Chloroauric Acid)

Transport Hazard Class:       8

Packing Group:                      III

Marine Pollutant (IMDG):      No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: No

DSL Listed: No

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Skin corrosion/irritation, category 1B, Eye damage/irritation, category 1.

WHMIS 2015 Classification: Skin corrosion/irritation, category 1B, Eye damage/irritation, category 1.

HMIS Ratings: Health: 2     Flammability: 0     Physical: 0

NFPA Ratings: Health: 2     Flammability: 0     Instability: 0

Chemical Safety Assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:             ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:   April 2017