Agent Name

Potassium hexachloroplatinate(IV)

CAS Number

16921-30-5

Formula

Cl6-Pt.2K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dipotassium hexachloroplatinate; Dipotassium hexachloroplatinate(2-); Dipotassium hexachloroplatinate(IV); Dipotassium platinum hexachloride; Platinic potassium chloride; Potassium chloroplatinate; Potassium platinic chloride; Potassium platinum chloride; Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, dipotassium; Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, dipotassium, (OC-6-11)-; Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, potassium (1:2), (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] Potassium platinum(IV) chloride; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN3290

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Orange-yellow or yellow solid; Slightly soluble in cold water; Soluble in hot water; [Merck Index] Yellow powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography; [Merck Index]

Comments

Toxic and corrosive; [Merck Index] Chloroplatinates are skin and respiratory sensitizers; [MAK] "All salts of sodium, potassium, and ammonium are soluble, except sodium antimonite, potassium hexachlorplatinate, and potassium cobalinitrite." [Nordberg, p. 19] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization; Toxic by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.002 mg/m3, as Pt (soluble salts)

PEL (OSHA)

0.002 mg/m3, as Pt (soluble salts)

IDLH (NIOSH)

4 mg/m3, as Pt (soluble salts)

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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