Tetraamminepalladium Nitrate

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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 Nitrate

Formula:              Pd(NH3)4(NO3)2, NH4NO3, NH4OH in H2O

CAS Number:       None For Mixture

 

 

II.   HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS

Hazardous Component             CAS Number      Percent        OSHA/PEL         ACGIH/TLV

Tetraaminepalladium II Nitrate      13601-08-6          15                   N/E                   N/E

Ammonium Hydroxide                  1336-21-6             4                    N/E                   N/E

Ammonium Nitrate                       6484-52-2             7                    N/E                   N/E

Water                                         7732-18-5             Balance           N/E                   N/E

 

 

III.   PHYSICAL DATA

Boiling Point:                     Approximately 100 oC

Freezing/Melting Point:    No data

Specific Gravity:                2.01 gm/cc 

pH in Solution:                   9.5-10

Solubility in H2O:               Soluble

Appearance and Odor:      Colorless to slightly yellow liquid, slight odor of ammonia.

 

 

IV.   FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA

Flash Point:  N/A

Autoignition Temperature:  No Data

Flammable Limits in Air:   Lower:  N/A     Upper:  N/A

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

Special Fire Fighting Procedures:  Tetraaminepalladium II Nitrate solution may evolve ammonia and nitrous oxide gases during decomposition.  The isolated salt can explode when exposed to high heat or flames.  Use normal firefighting procedures which include wearing NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame and chemical resistant clothing; hats, boots and gloves.  If without risk, remove material from fire area.  Cool container with water from maximum distance.

 

 

V.   HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION

Effects of Exposure:

Small, repeated doses of nitrates may lead to weakness, general depression, headache and mental impairment.  There is also some implication of increases cancer incidence among those exposed.

In experimental animals, palladium compounds have produced damage to bone marrow, liver and kidneys.  In the laboratory, it appears to bind to many cell components, blocks the action of enzymes, interferes with the use of energy by nerved and muscles, induces lung malfunction and produces abnormal fetuses.

Acute Effects:

Inhalation:  May cause irritation or burns.

Ingestion:  May cause burning pain in mouth, throat and stomach.  May cause vomiting and diarrhea.  Large amounts of nitrates taken by mouth may have serious or even fatal results.  The symptoms are dizziness, abdominal cramps, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weakness, convulsions and collapse.

Skin:  May cause irritation or burns.

Eye:  May cause irritation or burns.

Chronic Effects:  None known

Medical Conditions, If Any, Aggravated by the Chemical:  None known.

Other Health Hazards:  None known

Most likely routes of Entry:  Ingestion.

 

EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:

INHALATION:  No specific information available, one should obtain medical attention.

INGESTION:  No data available but one should obtain medical attention.

SKIN:  Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water.  If irritation persists seek medical attention.

EYES:  Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.  Call a physician.

 

 

VI.   REACTIVITY DATA

Stability:  Stable

Conditions to Avoid:  Thermal decomposition

Incompatibilities (Material to Avoid):  Mineral acids, organic reducing agents

Hazardous Decomposition Products:  NOx, NH3

Hazardous Polymerization:  Will not occur

 

 

VII.   SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES

Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled:  Wearing full protective equipment, cover spill with dry sand or vermiculite.  Mix well and carefully transfer to a container.

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

 

 

VIII.   SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION

Respiratory Protection:  NIOSH/MSHA-approved chemical cartridge respirator for ammonia vapor during ordinary use and self-contained breathing apparatus for emergency use.

Ventilation:  Laboratory fume hood.

Protective Gloves:  Rubber

Eye/Face Protection:  ANSI approved safety goggles.

 

 

IX.   SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS

Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage:  Keep tightly closed.  Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.  Wash thoroughly after use.

Other Precautions:  Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and hygienic facilities for washing.

Warning:  May irritate skin, eyes, lungs.

 

 

Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgment of suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of employees.  This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this MSDS, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.

 

Issued By:             S. Dierks

Date:                    May 1991