Agent Name

Platinic chloride

Alternative Name

Chloroplatinic acid

CAS Number

16941-12-1

Formula

Cl6-Pt.2H

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chloroplatinic acid; Chloroplatinic(IV) acid; Dihydrogen hexachloroplatinate; Dihydrogen hexachloroplatinate(2-); Hexachloroplatinic acid; Hexachloroplatinic(4+) acid, hydrogen-; Hexachloroplatinic(IV) acid; Hydrogen hexachloroplatinate(4+); Hydrogen hexachloroplatinate(IV); Platinum chloride (H2PtCl6); Speier's catalyst; Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, dihydrogen (8CI); Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, dihydrogen, (OC-6-11)-; Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, hydrogen (1:2), (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] Acid platinic chloride; [Merck Index] Acide chloroplatinique, solide (French DOT); Acido cloroplatico, solido (Spanish DOT); Hydrogen hexachloroplatinate(IV); Hydrogen platinum chloride (H2PtCl6); [CAMEO] UN2507

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Reddish-brown solid; Soluble in water; [CAMEO] Brownish or yellow crystals; Deliquescent; Odorless or mild odor of hydrogen chloride; [GFS Chemicals MSDS] Exists as hexahydrate; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in plating, photography, mirrors, indelible inks, luster on glass, and acetic acid manufacturing; Also used for platinizing pumice stone, catalyzing sulfur trioxide production, relief etching of zinc (artistic and commercial applications), and fixing microscope preparations; [Merck Index] Used in electroplating; [CAMEO]

Comments

May cause asthma or dermatitis; [Merck Index] A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] Hydrate is CAS# 26023-84-7; A skin and eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; Chronic exposure may cause sensitivity; [GFS Chemicals MSDS] Solution: Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; May cause respiratory sensitization; Toxic by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Platinic chloride hexahydrate."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.002 mg/m3, as Pt

PEL (OSHA)

0.002 mg/m3, as Pt

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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