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1. PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION
Johnson Matthey PLC
Precious Metals Division, Chemicals
+(44) 1763 253000
+(44) 1763 253155
Sodium hexahydroxyplatinate(IV), Na Pt(OH)鈥?
JM Version Number
Date of First Issue
2. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON THE COMPONENTS
Product Formal Name
Product Chemical Family
3. HAZARD IDENTIFICATION
This material is harmful by ingestion and is a severe skin and eye irritant,
inhalation will produce irritation of the respiratory tract. It is not thought to be a
sensitizer, but users should note that, if ionic Platinum halogeno compounds
are prepared from this material, they will be highly allergenic.
Persons with a history of allergic diseases should not be exposed to Platinum
compounds. A history of cardiac or pulmonary disease may preclude
exposure to Platinum compounds - medical opinion should be sought. Any
person experiencing untoward effects or symptoms whilst using Platinum
compounds should be removed from exposure and medically examined for
Platinum sensitization. 聽 聽 聽 聽
4. FIRST AID MEASURES
First Aid Over-exposure may produce the following symptoms -
Inhalation - irritating to the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory tract, producing
Ingestion - nausea and vomiting.
Eye contact - redness, irritation, blurred vision and pain.
Skin - redness and irritation with possible tissue damage. 聽 聽
remove from exposure and allow to rest in fresh air. Seek medical advice. 聽
First Aid - Inhalation
rinse mouth with clean water and give water or milk to drink. Seek medical
First Aid - Ingestion
irrigate with water or isotonic saline solution for 15 minutes. Seek medical
First Aid - Eyes
remove contaminated clothing and wash skin with soap and water. If
First Aid - Skin
symptoms persist or tissue damage is evident, seek medical attention.
Launder clothing before re-use. 聽
5. FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Although the material is not flammable, toxic fumes will be produced if
involved in a fire. The residue, ash or char left after a fire may have catalytic
properties and may promote the re-ignition of flammable materials and
vapours. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and personal protective
equipment. Use any extinguisher suitable for the surrounding fire. 聽 聽
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6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Evacuate non-protected personnel. Wear protective clothing, impervious
gloves, eye protection and filter-type respiratory protection when dealing with
spillages. Solid spills should be carefully collected into a sealable, plastic
lined drum. Solutions should be absorbed in sand or other inert absorbant
and carefully transferred to a plastic lined drum. The site of the spillage may
be treated with an aqueous solution of a reducing agent, to convert any
remaining platinum compounds to the metal. Store accumulated rags, wipes,
mops, sand, vermiculite etc. in suitably labelled containers for return to the
refinery for precious metal recovery. Afterwards, wash the site of the spillage
with copious amounts of water. If the spill has resulted in the dispersion of
dust through the air, the area must be decontaminated by thorough washing
with water. 聽 聽 聽
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Good industrial hygiene practices should be observed. Avoid direct contact.
Do not eat, drink, smoke or apply cosmetics whilst handling. Exposure to air-
borne particulates must be kept within permissible limits. Use only under
conditions of good local ventilation. 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽 聽
Keep in a secure store, in a sealed, plastic container, away from incompatible
materials such as reducing agents. 聽 聽 聽
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
The following exposure controls have been established for Platinum
UK HSE MEL - Halogeno-platinum compounds,(as Pt) - 0.002 mg/m鈥?
UK HSE OES - Platinum compounds, soluble (as Pt) - 0.002 mg/m鈥?
USA ACGIH TLV - Platinum, soluble salts (as Pt) - 0.002 mg/m鈥?
Germany MAK - Platinum compounds (total dust) - 0.002 mg/m鈥?
Denmark ELV - Platinum compounds, soluble (as Pt) - 0.002 mg/m鈥?
If a risk of inhalation exists, users should wear an appropriate filter type
respirator. Suitable gloves and eye protection should also be worn. 聽
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
no specific odour.
pH not applicable
Decomposes upon heating.
Vapour Pressure no data.
Water - Soluble.
Solubility in Water
Fat - No data.
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
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10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY (continued)
The material is supplied in a stable condition and no reactive hazards are
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
The only data available is -
Acute toxicity - LD50 (oral rat) 500-2000 mg/kg
Irritation - skin irritation, severe.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
The reproduction of daphnids is impaired (16%) by 0.014 ppm Pt in 3 weeks.
Hydrogen hexachloroplatinate is reported to be lethal to certain freshwater
species. The complex may persist for some time in the environment. 聽 聽
Return accumulated waste material to the refinery for metal recovery, or
dispose of in accordance with local and national regulations. 聽
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
R22 Harmful if swallowed.
R36/37/38 Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
S22 Do not breathe dust.
S24 Avoid contact with skin.
S26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and
seek medical advice.
Xn - Harmful
EC Annex I Classification
16. OTHER INFORMATION
30 July 1999
MSDS first issued
MSDS data revised
This information relates only to the specific material designated and may not be valid for such material used in combination
with any other materials or in any process. Such information is given in good faith, being based on the latest information
available to Johnson Matthey PLC and is to the best of Johnson Matthey PLC's knowledge and belief, accurate and reliable at
the time of preparation. However, no representation, warranty or guarantee is made as to the accuracy, liability or
completness and Johnson Matthey PLC assumes no responsibility therefore, and disclaims any liability for any loss, damage
or injury howsoever arising (including in respect of any claim brought by any third party) incurred using this information. The
product is supplied on thecondition that the user accepts responsibility to satisfy himself as to the suitability and completness
of such information for his own particular use. Freedom from patent or any other proprietary rights of any third party must not
be assumed. 聽
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RISKLINE. Published by the National Chemical Inspectorate. Sweden.
TOXLINE. Published by the Chemical Abstracts Service. USA.
Developmental and Reproductive Toxicology. The National Library of Medicine. USA.
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16. OTHER INFORMATION (continued)
Toxicity, Bibliography. The National Library of Medicine. USA.
Environmental Mutagen Information. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. USA.
Environmental Teratology Information. Oak Ridge National Laboratory. USA
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Epidemiology Information. The Food and Drug Administration. USA
International Pharmaceutical Abstracts. The American Society of Hospital Pharmacists. USA.
Hazardous Materials Technical Center Abstracts. Department of the Army, Hazardous Materials Technical Center. USA.
Toxicology Document and Data Depository. National Technical Information Service. USA.
Federal Research in Progress. National Technical Information Service. USA.
Toxicology Research Projects. National Institutes of Health. USA
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Patty's Industrial Hygiene and Toxicology 3rd edition.
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Bretherick's Handbook of Reactive Chemical Hazards. 5th edition.
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Catalog of Teratogenic Agents. Shepard. 4th edition
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