Agent Name

Gold acid chloride trihydrate

CAS Number

16961-25-4

Formula

Au-Cl4.3H2-O.H

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Auric chloride, hydrochloride, trihydrate; Aurate(1-), tetrachloro-, hydrogen, trihydrate (8CI); Aurate(1-), tetrachloro-, hydrogen, trihydrate, (SP-4-1)- (9CI); Gold chloride, hydrochloride, trihydrate; [ChemIDplus] Gold(III) chloride trihydrate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

Intravenous LD50 (mouse) = 10 mg/kg; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; May cause skin sensitization; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Tetrachloroauric acid." and See "Gold."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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