Hexachloroplatinic Acid

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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:     Hexachloroplatinic Acid IV Hexahydrate

Formula:              H2PtC16 x 6H2O

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:   Hexachloroplatinic Acid IV Hexahydrate

Percent (%):                     100

ACGIH/TLV (Units):           0.1 mg/m3 TWA

 

 

II.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                   Decomposes

Specific Gravity:              2.431

Solubility in H2O:             Extremely Soluble

Appearance and Odor:    Brown-Red Crystals - Odor of HCl

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point (Method used):  Non-flammable

Autoignition Temperature:  None

Flammable LimitsUpper:  N/A       Lower:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:  As appropriate to surroundings

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  None

Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard:  Emits toxic fumes of HCl, C12.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Threshold Limit Value:  H2PtC16 x H2O = .1 mg/m3

Effects Of Overexposure:  Over exposure may cause asthma, congestion, dermatitis.

 

EMERGENCY FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INGESTION:  Seek immediate medical attention.

DERMAL:  Wash with soap and a large volume of water.  Seek medical assistance as necessary, especially if irritation develops or persists.

EYES:  Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

INHALATION:  Remove from exposure, seek immediate medical attention.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  NH4Cl, KCl, H2SO4, Organic solvents, KOH, NaOH, Alkali metals, Base Metals.


 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken If Spilled or Released:  Sweep up and contain.

Waste Disposal Method:  In accordance with Local, State and Federal Waste Disposal Regulations.  Ship to precious metal refiner.

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection (Specify Type):  NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator.

Ventilation:  Local exhaust.

Eye Protection:  Safety Glasses.

Hand (Glove Type):  Rubber

Other Protective EquipmentNormal laboratory wear.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Other Handling and Storage Conditions:

Store in tightly closed containers.

Very Deliquescent.

Read MSDS before using.

 

 

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.

 

Prepared by:          S. Dierks

Dated:                   January 1994