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PLATINUM TETRACHLORIDE ICSC: 1145
Date of Peer Review: April 1997

Platinum (IV) chloride
CAS # 13454-96-1 PtCl4
RTECS # TP2275500 Molecular mass: 336.9
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TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a 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. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Safety spectacles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Separated from strong oxidants.
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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PLATINUM TETRACHLORIDE ICSC: 1145
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
RED BROWN POWDER OR CRYSTALS.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes (chlorine). Reacts with strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Pt) 0.002 mg/m as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: IIb (not established but data is available); sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (Sah); (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of dust and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

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

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): 370C
Relative density (water = 1): 4.3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 58.7
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


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