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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Go ld Salts Potassium Aurocyanide
Trade Name: Synonym:
KAu(CN)2 13967 -50-5
Form ula: CAS #:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Haz ardous C omp onents % ACGIH/TLV
5 m g(CN)/m 3
Potassium Aurocyanide 59.24
SARA Title III Section 313: Yes
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: Melting Point:
Specific Gravity: Vapo r Density:
N/A Very soluble
% V olatiles by Weight: Solubility in H 2O:
Wh ite salt; cyanide odor.
Appearance and Odor:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point: N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flam mab le Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: Use suitable media for surrounding material and type of fire. Do not use carbon dioxide.
Special Firefighting Procedures: We ar a N IOS H/M SH A approve d, self-contained breathing apparatus with full pro tective gear if
fully involved in a fire.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazards: Do not let water containing cyanide escape into water course or sewer which may contain acid;
contact with acid m ay release p oisono us and flamm able hy drog en cya nide (H CN ) gas.
V HEALTH H AZARD DA TA
Effects of Exposure:
Acute E ffects:
Inhalation: Weakness, dizziness, headache, vomiting, unconsciousness and death.
Ingestion: Ma y cau se death or perm anent injury fro m sma ll quantities. (If detected early, vom iting or uncon sciou sness.)
Skin : 鈥淐yan ide Rash 鈥? - itching, m acular, pap ular, and v esicular erup tions. There are often second ary infection s.
Eyes: 鈥淐yan ide Rash 鈥? - itching, m acular, pap ular, and v esicular erup tions. There are often second ary infection s.
Chro nic Effects: Ingestion or inhalation can cause readily reversible changes which disappear after end of exposure. Chronic skin or
eye contact may result in irritation that may cause both reversible and irreversible changes, but not severe enough to cause death or
Suspected Cancer Agent? No
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Treat 5 times at 15 second intervals with amyl nitrite broken in cloth; artificial respiration if needed; call physician.
INGESTION: IF CONSCIOU S, give emetic (1 tablespoon salt to a glass of warm water). Repeat until vomit is clear. Call physician.
SK IN: Wash thoroughly with soap and water. Call physician.
EYE: Flush eyes with water (15 minutes or longer). Call physician.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Co nditio ns to Av oid: Do not mix with strong acids, acid fumes or steam.
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Strong ac ids.
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: Hydrogen cyanid e, carbon oxides.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Collect and send to precious metal refiner - contains gold.
Waste Disposal Method: In accord ance w ith Loca l, State and Federal W aste Dispo sal Regu lations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): Optional. NIO SH /MSH A approve d resp irator in a major sp ill.
Ventilation: Local ex haust
Protective Gloves: Rubber gloves
Eye Protection: Safety glasses o r goggles.
Other Protective Equipment: Rub ber apron (option al)
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Wash after handling. Store in a cool, dry place away from strong acids and food
products. Temperature 55 - 85 oF. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking.
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: July, 2002
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