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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Chloroplatinic (IV) Acid Hydrate H 2PtC16*6H 20
Trade Name: Form ula:
Hexachloroplatinic acid (IV ), dihy drogen hexachloroplatina te (IV) hex ahy drate
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Haz ardous C omp onents % OSHA/PEL TLV
.002 mg (Pt)/m 3 (soluble salts) .002 mg (Pt)/m 3 (soluble salts)
Chloroplatinic (IV) Acid Hydrate 0-100
III PHYSICAL DATA
115 oC (dec om poses) Melting Point: 60 oC (dec om poses)
2.431 g/cc N/A
Specific Gravity: Vapor Pressure:
Red-orang e crystalline pow der, acidic odor. Very soluble in H 20
Appearance and Odor: Solubility:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point: N/A Autoignition Temperature: No Data
Flam mab le Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: CO 2, foam , dry chem ical.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing
to preve nt contac t with skin an d eyes.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Ma y em it toxic fu me s of H Cl.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure:
To the best of o ur know ledge the acute and chronic toxicity o f hex achloroplatinic acid is n ot fully kno wn . Exp osure to
platinum containing dusts or fumes may cause irritation, sensitization reactions and asthma. Effects include sneezing, coughing,
tightness in the chest, dyspnea and wheezing. Cyanosis is possible. Chronic exposure may result in pulmonary fibrosis. Swallowing
will lead to a strong corrosive effect on mouth and throat and to the danger of perforation of esophagus and stomach.
Carcino genicity: No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Remove patient to fresh air. Seek imm ediate medical advice.
INGESTION: Seek imm ediate medical advice.
SK IN: Flush with soap and water for 15 minutes. Seek imm ediate medical advice
EYE: Flush with eye bath. Consult a physician
NOTE: Platinu m c om pou nds, especially p latinum halogen com plexes, are se nsitizers. Sensitized p erson s, on re -exp osure to
platinu m salts, will show the clinical features o f a type 1 allergy: asthm a and /or rhinitis and /or co njun ctivitis and/or urticaria (hives).
A contact dermatitis may also occur. The symptoms of the allergic reaction to platinum salts may include any of the following: itchy
red eyes, w atering of the ey es, sneezing , runn y no se, chest tightness, w heezing, breathlessn ess, cough , eczema tous o r urticarial (nettle
rash type) skin lesions. Exposure to platinum salts in exceedingly small amounts, even below the level of physicochemical detection,
will produce symptom s in sensitized persons. Continued exposure will give symptom s of increasing severity and can eventually lead
to chronic asthm a. Th ere is a risk of an aph ylactic shoc k occurring in sensitized persons re-en cou nterin g platinum salts. Therefo re, if
sensitization has developed, further exposure to platinum compounds must not be permitted.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Co nditio ns to Av oid: Extre me heat, w ater/m oisture , light.
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Organ ic solvents, acids, alka lis, oxidizers, bases, m etals.
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: HCl, Cl, metal oxide fume.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken If Spilled or Released: Sweep up and contain in airtight plastic container.
Waste Disposal Method: Ship to precious m etal refiner. Dispo se of in acco rdance with all State, Fed eral and L ocal regu lations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: Use su itable respirato r wh en high conc entrations are pre sent.
Ventilation: Fume hood
Protective Gloves: Rubber for all contact
Eye/Face Protection: Goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Protective work clothing
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Storage and Handling: Store in cool dry place. Keep tigh tly sealed w hen not in use. W ash thorough ly
after hand ling. Prevent forma tion o f dust.
Labeling: In com pliance w ith OSH A an d NF PA requirem ents.
Wo rk 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 abo ve inform ation is believ ed to be co rrect, but do es no t purp ort to b e all inclu sive an d sha ll be used only as a gu ide.
ESPI shall not be held liab le for any d am age resulting from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: August 2002
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