Platinum Oxide

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

I.   PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520

Toll Free (800) 638-2581 * Fax (541) 488-8313

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Product Name:     Platinum Oxide

Formula:              PtO2

CAS Number:       1314-15-4

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:  Platinum Oxide

Percent (%):                    0-100

OSHA/PEL:                       1 mg/m3

ACGIH/TLV:                     1 mg/m3

Other:                              0.002 mg/m3 (soluble salts)

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                   N/E or N/A                                           

Melting Point:                  450 oC

Specific Gravity:             10.2 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:            Insoluble

Appearance and Odor:   Brown or black powder, no odor

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point (Method used):  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  N/A

Flammable LimitsUpper:  N/A       Lower:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:  Use foam, carbon dioxide, dry sand, dry ground dolomite, dry chemical extinguishing agents.

Special Firefighting Procedures:  If involved in a fire wear NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame and chemical resistant protective clothing, hat, gloves and boots.  If without risk move material out of fire area.

Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard:  May emit toxic fumes upon decomposition.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

Platinum compounds cause allergic reactions in some individuals, including sneezing, coughing, dermatitis, congestion.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  Inhalation of dust may cause irritation of the respiratory tract with coughing, wheezing and difficulty breathing.

Ingestion:  No adverse effects expected.

Skin:  May cause irritation and allergic reaction.

Eye:  May cause irritation.

Chronic Effects:  None known

Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure:  None known

CarcinogenicityNTP:  No     IARC:  No      OSHA:  No

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove to fresh air.  If not breathing, give artificial respiration, preferably mouth-to-mouth.  If breathing is difficult, oxygen should be administered by qualified personnel.  Call a physician.

INGESTION:  Procedures normally not needed.  If large quantities are ingested, seek medical advice.

SKIN:  Wash with soap and water.  If irritation persists, call a physician.

EYES:  Flush with water.  If irritation develops, call a physician.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  Extreme heat

Incompatibility (Material to Avoid):  Aqua regia, organic solvents, ammonia, metal powders, reducing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  Platinum

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:  Wear appropriate respiratory protection and protective clothing.  Vacuum or scoop the spilled material into a container for reclamation or disposal.

aste Disposal Method:  Dispose of in accordance with State, Federal and Local regulations.

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection (Specify Type):  A NIOSH/MSHA approved dust respirator is recommended.

Ventilation:  Fume hood

Protective Gloves:  Rubber for all contact

Eye Protection:  Goggles

Other Protective EquipmentNormal lab wear

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Store in a cool, dry place, keep container tightly closed when not in use.  Wash thoroughly after handling.  Avoid contact with eyes, skin and clothing.  Avoid generating or breathing dust.  Use only with adequate ventilation.

Work Practices:  Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure.  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.  Maintain eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and facilities for washing.

 


The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide.  ESPI shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.

 

Issued by:             S. Dierks

Date:                     April 1999