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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Gold Cyanide Chemical Nature: Gold Salt
Synonyms: Gold (I) cyanide Formula: AuCN
CAS #: 506-65-0
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Components % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
Gold Cyanide 0-100 1.0 mg/m3 1.0 mg/m3
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg: N/E or N/A Melting Point: Decomposes
Solubility in Water: Slightly soluble Specific Gravity (H2O=1): N/A
Vapor Pressure: N/A Vapor Density (air=1): N/A
Appearance and Odor: Bright yellow powder, odor of almonds.
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method used): N/A Autoignition Temperature: No Data
Flammable Limits in Air: Lower: N/A Upper: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Use CO2, foam, or dry chemical.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Self contained breathing apparatus.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: May emit toxic fumes on decomposition.
V HEALTH HAZARD DATA
Effects of Exposure: Internal: respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, convulsing, vomiting, death.
Other Health Hazards: To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance has not been fully investigated
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
INHALATION: Remove from exposure, seek immediate medical attention.
INGESTION: Seek immediate medical attention.
SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. Seek medical assistance as necessary, especially if irritation develops or persists.
EYE: Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Conditions to Avoid: Extreme heat
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): All acids, metal powders, organic solvents, ammonia.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: CN-, HCN, CO2, CO.
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.
Waste Disposal: Ship to precious metal refiner. Dispose of in accordance with State, Federal and Local regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator
Ventilation Requirements: Fume hood
Eye/Face Protection: Goggles
Protective Gloves: Rubber for all contact
Other Protective Equipment: Normal lab wear.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Wash thoroughly after use.
Labeling: In compliance with OSHA and NFPA requirements.
Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement 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 Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or process, is the responsibility of the user.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: May 2002