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                                 SAFETY DATA SHEET
Hydrogen Tetrachloro Aurate Solution
070022 Version Number 1.00

1. Identification of the substance/preparation and of the
Identification of the substance or preparation
Product name : Hydrogen Tetrachloro Aurate Solution
Chemical formula : HAuCl4
Company/undertaking identification
Manufacturer : Johnson Matthey Plc,
Orchard Road,
Herts SG8 5HE
Emergency telephone number : 01763 253000

2. Composition/information on ingredients
Substance/preparation : Preparation
Ingredient name CAS % EC Number Classification

Hydrogen Tetrachloro Aurate(III) 16903-35-8 40 - 44 2409484 C; R34
Hydrochloric acid 7647-01-0 2 - 10 231-595-7 C; R34
Xi; R37
water 7732-18-5 46 - 58 231-791-2 Not classified.
See section 16 for the full text of the R Phrases
declared above
* Occupational Exposure Limit(s), if available, are listed in Section 8

3. Hazards identification
The preparation is classified as dangerous according to Directive 1999/45/EC and its amendments.
Classification : C; R34
Xi; R37
Human health hazards : Causes burns.
Irritating to respiratory system.

See section 11 for more detailed information on health effects and symptoms.

4. First aid measures
First aid measures
Inhalation : If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is
difficult, give oxygen. Obtain medical attention immediately.
Ingestion : Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give
anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Obtain medical attention immediately.
Skin Contact : After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Wash clothing before
reuse. Clean shoes thoroughly before reuse. Obtain medical attention immediately.
Eye contact : In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with a copious amount of water for at least
15 minutes. Obtain medical attention immediately.
See section 11 for more detailed information on health effects and symptoms.

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5. Fire-fighting measures
Extinguishing media : Use an extinguishing agent suitable for surrounding fires.
Special exposure hazards : No specific hazard.
Special protective : Fire fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained
equipment for fire-fighters breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure
Remark :

6. Accidental release measures
Personal Precautions : Immediately contact emergency personnel. Keep unnecessary personnel away. Use
suitable protective equipment (Section 8).
Environmental precautions : Avoid dispersal of spilled material and runoff and contact with soil, waterways, drains
and sewers.
Methods for cleaning up : If emergency personnel are unavailable, contain spilled material. For small spills add
absorbent (soil may be used in the absence of other suitable materials) scoop up
material and place in a sealed, liquid-proof container for disposal. For large spills
dike spilled material or otherwise contain material to ensure runoff does not reach a
waterway. Place spilled material in an appropriate container for disposal.

7. Handling and storage
Handling : Do not get in eyes, on skin or on clothing. Keep container closed. Use only with
adequate ventilation. Do not breathe vapour or mist. Wash thoroughly after handling.
Storage : Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Packaging materials
Recommended : Use original container.

8. Exposure controls/personal protection
Ingredient name Occupational exposure limits
Hydrochloric acid EH40-OES (United Kingdom (UK), 1/2003).
STEL: 8 mg/m3 15 minute(s). Form: All forms
STEL: 5 ppm 15 minute(s). Form: All forms
TWA: 2 mg/m3 8 hour(s). Form: All forms
TWA: 1 ppm 8 hour(s). Form: All forms
Exposure controls
Occupational exposure : Provide exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne
controls concentrations of vapours below their respective occupational exposure limits.
Respiratory protection : Use a properly fitted, air-purifying or air-fed respirator complying with an approved
standard if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary.Respirator selection must be
based on known or anticipated exposure levels, the hazards of the product and the
safe working limits of the selected respirator.
Hand protection : Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves or gauntlets complying with an approved
standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk
assessment indicates this is necessary.
Eye protection : Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk
assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists or
Skin protection : Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task
being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before
handling this product.

9. Physical and chemical properties
General information
Physical state : Liquid.
Colour : Orange.
Important health, safety and environmental information
pH : Acidic.
Boiling point : The lowest known value is 100掳C (212掳F) (water).

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Melting point : May start to solidify at 0掳C (32掳F) based on data for: water.
Relative density : Weighted average: 1.5
Solubility : Easily soluble in cold water, hot water.

10. Stability and reactivity
: The product is stable.
Hazardous Decomposition : These products are halogenated compounds, hydrogen chloride.
Incompatibility :
Explosibility : Contact with ammonia may produce explosive compounds.

11. Toxicological information
Potential acute health effects
Inhalation : Corrosive to the respiratory system.
Ingestion : May cause burns to mouth, throat and stomach.
Skin Contact : Corrosive to the skin.
Eye contact : Corrosive to eyes.
Acute toxicity
Product/ingredient name Test Result Route Species
Hydrogen Tetrachloro Aurate(III) LD50 >464 mg/kg Oral Rat

12. Ecological information
Other ecological information
Biodegradability Not available.
Ingredient name Aquatic half-life Photolysis Biodegradability
Hydrogen Tetrachloro Aurate(III) - - Not readily
Other adverse effects : No known significant effects or critical hazards.

13. Disposal considerations
Methods of disposal : Return accumulated waste material to the refinery for metal recovery, or dispose of in
accordance with local and national regulations.

14. Transport information
International transport regulations
Regulatory UN number Proper shipping name Class Packing group Label Additional
information Information

ADR/RID Class UN3264 CORROSIVE LIQUID, 8 II Hazard identification
N.O.S. (Hydrogen
Tetrachloro Aurate(III))
Limited quantity

CEFIC Tremcard

IMDG Class UN3264 CORROSIVE LIQUID, 8 II Emergency
ACIDIC, INORGANIC, schedules (EmS)
N.O.S. (Hydrogen F-A, S-B
Tetrachloro Aurate(III))

IATA Class UN3264 Corrosive liquid, acidic, 8 II Quantity limitation -
Passenger Aircraft -
inorganic, n.o.s. (Hydrogen
Limited quantity
Tetrachloro Aurate(III))
0.5 L

Quantity limitation -
Passenger Aircraft

Quantity limitation -
Cargo Aircraft
30 L

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15. Regulatory information
EU Regulations
Hazard symbol(s) :

Risk Phrases : R34- Causes burns.
R37- Irritating to respiratory system.
Safety Phrases : S26- In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek
medical advice.
S28- After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water.
S37/39- Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection.
S45- In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show
the label where possible).
Contains : Hydrogen Tetrachloro Aurate(III) Not available.
Product use : Classification and labelling have been performed according to EU directives
67/548/EEC, 1999/45/EC, including amendments and the intended use.
- Industrial applications.

16. Other information
Full text of R phrases : R34- Causes burns.
referred to in sections 2 and R37- Irritating to respiratory system.
3 - United Kingdom (UK)
Full text of classifications : C - Corrosive
referred to in sections 2 and Xi - Irritant
3 - United Kingdom (UK)
Date of printing : 28/02/2005.
: 21/02/2005.
Date of issue
Date of previous issue : No Previous Validation.
Version : 0.02
Notice to reader
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 the condition that the user accepts responsibility to
satisfy himself as to the suitability and completeness of such information for his own particular use. Freedom from patent or any other
proprietary rights of any third party must not be assumed.
Conforms to 91/155/EEC - 2001/58/EC - United Kingdom (UK)
Johnson Matthey National Sales Offices
Johnson Matthey .PLC Orchard Road, Royston Hertfordshire, SG8 5HE England Tel:+44(0)1763 253000 Fax: +44
(0)1763 253668
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Fax: 020 8804 1918
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