Tetraamminepalladium Chloride

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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

I.   PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION

Manufacturer/Supplier:

ESPI Metals

1050 Benson Way, Ashland, OR 97520

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Product Name:     Tetraamminepalladium (II) Chloride

Formula:              Pd(NH3)4Cl2

CAS Number:       13815-17-3

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Components:   Tetraamminepalladium Chloride

Percent (%):                     0-100

OSHA/PEL:                         N/E

ACGIH/TLV:                       N/E

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Melting Point:                   N/E or N/A

Specific Gravity:              N/E or N/A

Solubility in H2O:             Very Soluble

Appearance and Odor:    Yellow crystalline powder

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS

Flash Point:  N/A 

Autoignition Temperature:  N/A

Flammable LimitsLower:  N/A      Upper:  N/A

Extinguishing Media:  Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding material and type of fire.

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  Firefighters must wear full face, self contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards:  May emit toxic fumes upon decomposition

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of tetraamminepalladium chloride have not been thoroughly investigated and reported.

Palladium metal may be a skin sensitizer.  In the laboratory, palladium appears to bind to many cell components; blocks the action of a number of enzymes and interferes with use of energy by nerves and muscles; induces lung malfunction and produces abnormal fetuses.  Lethal intravenous doses cause appetite loss, hemolysis, renal deposition and bone marrow damage.

The chloride ion generally has a very low toxicity.

Ammonia gas is irritating to eyes and mucous membranes of the respiratory tract.  Irritation of the skin may be experienced, especially if it is moist.  Corneal ulcers have been reported following splashing of ammonia water in the eye.

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  Remove patient from area of exposure to fresh air.  Seek medical advice.

INGESTION:  Contact a physician immediately.

SKIN:  Flush with soap and water for 15 minutes.

EYES:  Flush with eye bath, including under eyelids, for at least 15 minutes.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions To Avoid:  Extreme heat

Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid):  Acids, organic solvents, ammonia, metal powders

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  NH3, NOx , PdO, Cl

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled:  Sweep up and place in airtight plastic container for disposal.

Waste Disposal Method:  Ship to precious metal refiner.  Dispose of in accordance with all State, Federal and Local regulations.

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH/MSHA approved.

Ventilation:  Fume hood

Protective gloves:  Rubber for all contact.

Eye Protection:  Goggles

Other protective equipmentNormal labwear.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Handling and Storage Conditions:  Keep tightly sealed when not in use.  Store in a cool, dry place.  Read MSDS before using

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:                    August 1997