MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Platinum Chloride Chemical Nature: Inorganic chloride
Formula: PtCl2 CAS #: 10025-65-7
Molecular Weight: 265.99
Synonyms: Platinum I chloride, platinum dichloride, platinous chloride.
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Component: OSHA/PEL: ACGIH/TLV: Other Limits: %: Sec.302: Sec.304: Sec.313:
1.5 mg Cl/m3 1.5 mg Cl/m3 0.3 mg/m3
Platinum Chloride 100 No No No
0.002 mg/m3 0.002 mg/m3
Platinum N/E 100 No No No
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: Decomposes Melting Point:
Specific Gravity: 6.05 gm/cc Vapor Pressure: No data
Vapor Density: N/A Solubility in H2O: Insoluble
Appearance and Odor: Grayish-green powder, no odor Ionic Nature: Yes
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point: N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flammable Limits in Air: Lower: N/A Upper: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Not applicable. Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding materials and type of fire.
Special Firefighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to
prevent contact with skin and eyes. Fumes from fire are hazardous. Isolate runoff to prevent environmental pollution.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Emits toxic fumes of chlorine when heated to decomposition.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Routes of Entry: Inhalation, Skin, Eyes, and Ingestion.
Health Hazards (Acute and Chronic):
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of platinum chloride have not been
thoroughly investigated and recorded.
Exposure to complex platinum salts has been shown to cause symptoms of intoxication such as wheezing, coughing, running
of the nose, chest tightness, shortness of breath and cyanosis. Furthermore, many people working with platinum salts are troubled
with dermatitis. They may become sensitized after years of exposure. Symptoms of platinum allergy include rhinitis, conjunctivitis,
asthma, urticaria and contact dermatitis (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, eighth edition).
Chlorides vary widely. Sodium chloride (table salt) has very low toxicity, while carbonyl chloride (phosgene) is lethal in
small doses (Sax, Dangerous Properties of Industrial Materials, eighth edition).
Inhalation: Acute: May cause irritation to the respiratory system, nose, throat, lungs and mucous membranes.
Chronic: May cause wheezing, dyspnea, cyanosis and lymphocytosis.
Ingestion: Acute: Poison by ingestion.
Chronic: No chronic health effects recorded.
Skin: Acute: May cause irritation.
Chronic: May cause dermatitis and sensitization.
Eyes: Acute: May cause irritation.
Chronic: No chronic health effects recorded.
Carcinogenicity: NTP? No IARC Monographs? No OSHA Regulated: No
Target Organs: May affect the respiratory system, eyes and skin.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Pre-existing respiratory and skin disorders.
Symptoms of Exposure:
Inhalation: May cause burning sensation, nausea, sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing and choking.
Ingestion: May cause nausea, vomiting, and burning.
Skin: May cause redness, itching and burning.
Eyes: May cause redness, itching, burning and watering.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
EYES: Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting both upper and lower eyelids. Seek medical attention
SKIN: Remove any contaminated clothing, brush material off of skin, flush with running water, wash carefully with soap and water.
Seek medical attention.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. Keep victim warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek medical attention.
INGESTION: Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water, DO NOT induce vomiting, seek immediate medical attention. Never give anything
by mouth to an unconscious person.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility ( Materials to Avoid): Moisture sensitive, violent reaction with BrF3.
Conditions to Avoid: Material is deliquescent. Protect from moisture. Do not heat to decomposition. Protect from light.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Chloride and platinum fumes.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in
Section VII- Special Protection Information. Isolate spill area, provide ventilation and extinguish sources of ignition. Vacuum up
spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal. Take care not to
raise dust. Use non-sparking tools.
Waste Disposal: In accordance with State, Federal and Local regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): Wear protective clothing to prevent contamination of skin and clothes.
Ventilation: Local Exhaust: Maintain exposure below TLV level. Mechanical: Not Recommended
Special: Handle in a controlled environment. Other: None
Protective Gloves: Neoprene Eye Protection: Safety glasses
Other Protective Equipment: Wear protective clothing to prevent contamination of skin and clothes.
Work/Hygienic/Maintenance Practices: Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of
exposure at low levels. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly
before eating and smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Handling and Storage: Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool dry, well-ventilated area. Wash thoroughly after use.
Precautionary Labeling: Warning: Toxic material.
Some of the chemicals listed herein are research or experimental substances with may be toxic, as defined by various
governmental regulations. In accordance with Environmental Protection Agency regulations and the Toxic Substance Control Act
(TSCA), these materials should only be handled by, or under direct supervision of a 鈥渢echnically qualified individual鈥? as defined in 40
The above information is accurate to the best of our knowledge. However, since data, safety standards and governmental
regulations are subject to changes, and the conditions of handling and use or misuse are beyond our control, ESPI makes no warranty,
either expressed or implied with respect to the completeness or continuing accuracy of the information contained herein, and dis-
claims all liability for reliance thereon. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current information relative to their particu-
Prepared by: S. Dierks
Dated: September 1993