MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Potassium Hexachloroosmate IV Formula: K2OsCl6
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
III PHYSICAL DATA
Melting Point: N/A Specific Gravity: N/A
Appearance and Odor: Red/brown cryst. powder. Solubility in Water: Very soluble
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point: N/A
Flammable Limits: Not flammable
Extinguishing Media: CO2, Foam, dry chemical or water.
Special Firefighting Procedures: Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Unusual Fire and Explosion Hazards: May emit toxic fumes upon decomposition.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Over Exposure: Occular disturbances, internal: Heavy metal poisoning
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES: Remove patient from area of exposure to fresh air.
EXTERNAL: Flush with soap and water for 15 minutes.
EYES: Flush with eye bath.
INTERNAL: Contact poison control center/physician.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Conditions to Avoid: Extreme heat.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: OsO4, Cl
Incompatible Materials: All acids, Oxidizers, metal powder solvents.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to be Taken in Case Material is Released or Spilled: Sweep up and place in airtight plastic container.
Waste Disposal Method: Ship to precious metal refiner.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: NIOSH/MSHA approved.
Ventilation: Fume hood
Protective Gloves: Rubber for all contact Eye Protection: Goggles
Other Protective Equipment: Normal labwear.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautionary Labeling: In compliance with OSHA and NFPA requirements.
Other Precautions: Store in cool dry place, keep tightly sealed when not in use, read MSDS before using.
Issued By: S. Dierks
Date: November 1994