Agent Name

Platinic chloride hexahydrate

Alternative Name

Chloroplatinic acid hexahydrate

CAS Number

18497-13-7

Formula

Cl6-Pt.2H.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dihydrogen hexachloroplatinate hexahydrate; Hydrogen hexachloroplatinate(IV) hexahydrate; Dihydrogen hexachloroplatinate(IV) hexahydrate; Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, dihydrogen, hexahydrate; Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, dihydrogen, hexahydrate, (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] UN2507

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Brownish-yellow solid; Highly deliquescent; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Brown odorless lumps; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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]

Comments

May cause asthma or dermatitis; [Merck Index] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Platinum, soluble salts."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.002 mg/m3, as Pt

PEL (OSHA)

0.002 mg/m3, as Pt

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Chloroplatinic acid, solid."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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