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PLATINIUM ICSC: 1393
Date of Peer Review: November 2003

Platinum sponge
Platinum black (powder)
CAS # 7440-06-4 Pt
RTECS # TP2160000 Atomic mass: 195.1
UN #
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TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. (Extra personal protection: P1 filter respirator for inert particles.)
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Well closed.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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PLATINIUM ICSC: 1393
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BLACK POWDER

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Platinium is a catalytic substance and may cause reaction in contact with many organic and inorganic substances, causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Pt metal) 1 mg/m; (ACGIH 2003).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes and the respiratory tract.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 3827C
Melting point: 1769C
Density: 21.45 g/cm
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
The recommendations on this card do not apply to soluble platinum salts.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999