International Chemical Safety Cards

PLATINUM TETRACHLORIDE ICSC: 1145
PLATINUM TETRACHLORIDE
Platinum (IV) chloride
PtCl4
Molecular mass: 336.9
CAS # 13454-96-1
RTECS # TP2275500
ICSC # 1145
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: all extinguishing agents allowed.
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 STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Separated from strong oxidants.

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    ICSC: 1145 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

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    PLATINUM TETRACHLORIDE ICSC: 1145

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    RED-BROWN POWDER OR CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


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

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as Pt): ppm; 0.002 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1996).


    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 irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point (decomposes): 370C
    Relative density (water = 1): 4.3
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 25C: 58.7
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

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    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1145 PLATINUM TETRACHLORIDE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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