MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Platinum (IV) Chloride Chemical Nature: Inorganic chloride
Formula: PtCl4 CAS #: 13454-96-1
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
% OSHA/PEL ACGIG/TLV
0.002 mg (Pt)/m3 0.002 mg (Pt)/m3
III PHYSICAL DATA
370 oC decomposes
Boiling Point: Decomposes Melting Point:
Specific Gravity: 4.303 Vapor Pressure: No data
Vapor Density: N/A Solubility in H2O: Soluble
% Volatiles: Nonvolatile Ionic Nature: Yes
Appearance and Odor: Brown powder
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: Noncumbustible.
Special Firefighting Procedures: If involved in a fire area, wear NIOSH/MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame
and chemical resistant clothing; hats, boots and gloves. If without risk, remove material from fire area. Cool container with water
from maximum distance.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: Emits toxic fumes when heated to decomposition.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure: Can cause asthma, skin sensitization and eye irritation. Inhalation can cause irritation of the nose and upper
respiratory tract with sneezing and running of the eyes, cough, chest tightness and asthmatic wheezing. Skin exposure results in
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES
EYES: Remove from exposure. Flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.
SKIN: Remove any contaminated clothing. Flood skin with large volumes of water for at least 15 minutes.
INGESTION/INHALATION: Seek prompt, competent medical attention.
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: Wearing full protective clothing and respiratory protection, eliminate all
sources of ignition. Cover spill with dry sand or dry vermiculite, mix well and carefully transfer to a well-marked container. Close
container tightly. Submit or retain for disposal.
Waste Disposal: In accordance with state, federal and local regulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: For ordinary use, wear NIOSH/MSHA approved high efficiency particulate respirator. For emergency,
self-contained breathing apparatus.
Ventilation: Laboratory fume hood.
Protective Gloves: Rubber.
Eye Protection: Chemical safety goggles.
Other: Lab coat and apron, flame and chemical resistant coveralls, eyewash capable of sustained flushing, safety drench shower and
hygienic facilities for washing.
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.
Prepared by: S. Dierks
Dated: April 1989