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PLATINUM TETRACHLORIDEICSC: 1145
Platinum (IV) chlorideAugust 1997
CAS #: 13454-96-1
EC Number: 236-645-1

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use 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.  Wear safety spectacles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
Separated from strong oxidants. 
PACKAGING
 
PLATINUM TETRACHLORIDE ICSC: 1145
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
RED-BROWN POWDER OR CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes of chlorine. Reacts with strong oxidants. 

Formula: PtCl4
Molecular mass: 336.9
Decomposes at 370°C
Relative density (water = 1): 4.3
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 25°C: 58.7  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of dust and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
TLV: (as Pt): 0.002 mg/m3, as TWA.
MAK: (as Pt): sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (SAH) 

ENVIRONMENT
 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
 

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