Agent Name

Hexachloroiridate

CAS Number

16941-92-7

Formula

Cl6-Ir.2H

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Chloriridic acid; Chloroiridic acid (H2IrCl6); Dihydrogen hexachloroiridate(2-); Hexachloroiridic acid; Hydrogen hexachloroiridate(4+); Iridate(2-), hexachloro-, dihydrogen (8CI); Iridate(2-), hexachloro-, dihydrogen, (OC-6-11)-; Iridate(2-), hexachloro-, hydrogen (1:2), (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] Dihydrogen hexachloroiridate (IV); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Hydrate: Black lumps; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 118 mg/kg; [RTECS] Inhibits DNA synthesis; [ChemIDplus] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Iridium."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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