MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Palladium (II) Nitrate Formula: Pd(NO3)2*xH2O
Chemical Family: Inorganic salt CAS #: 10102-05-3
Synonyms: Nitric acid, palladium (2+) salt hydrate, palladous nitrate hydrate, palladium dinitrate hydrate.
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Hazardous Components % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
1.0 mg/m3 1.0 mg/m3
Palladium (II) Nitrate 0-100
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: N/E Melting Point: N/E
Specific Gravity: N/E Vapor Density: N/A
Vapor Pressure: N/A % Volatiles: N/A
Appearance and Odor: Red-brown crystalline powder, odor not known. Solubility in H2O: Soluble, decomposes
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point: N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/E
Flammable Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Non-combustible, but substance is a strong oxidizer and it鈥檚 heat of reaction with combustibles or reducing
agents may cause ignition. If involved in a fire, do not use water. Use CO2, foam, dry chemical, dry sand or dry ground dolomite.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing
to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: Oxidizer, may emit toxic fumes of NOx.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure:
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical and toxicological properties of palladium nitrate have not been thor-
oughly investigated and reported.
Inhalation: May cause irritation.
Ingestion: Large amounts of nitrates taken by mouth may have serious or even fatal results. The symptoms are dizziness, abdominal
cramps, vomiting, bloody diarrhea, weakness, convulsions and collapse. Small, repeated doses of nitrates may lead to weakness,
general depression, headache and mental impairment. There is also some implication of increased cancer incidence among those
Skin: Corrosive solid - skin irritant.
Eye: May cause irritation.
Most Likely Routes of Entry: Ingestion
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: None known.
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: No specific information available, one should obtain medical attention.
INGESTION: No data available but one should obtain medical attention.
SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. If irritation persists, seek medical attention.
EYE: Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Conditions to Avoid: Thermal decomposition.
Incompatibility (Materials to Avoid): Reducing agents, combustibles, organic compounds, heat.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: NOx, palladium oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Wearing full protective equipment, cover spill with dry sand or
vermiculite. Mix well and carefully transfer to a container.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in accordance with all State, Federal and Local regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): NIOSH/MSHA approved high efficiency particle respirator.
Ventilation: Laboratory fume hood.
Protective Gloves: Rubber for all contact Eye Protection: ANSI approved safety goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Storage and Handling: Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Wash
thoroughly after use.
Work Practices: Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench
shower and hygienic facilities for washing.
The above information is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide.
ESPI shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: May 1995