Agent Name

Potassium tetrachloroaurate(III)

CAS Number

13682-61-6

Formula

Au-Cl4.K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Aurate(1-), tetrachloro-, potassium (1:1), (SP-4-1)-; Aurate(1-), tetrachloro-, potassium, (SP-4-1)-; Potassium tetrachloroaurate; [ChemIDplus] (SP-4-1)-Tetrachloroaurate(1-) potassium (1:1); Gold potassium chloride; Potassium aurichloride; Potassium gold(III) chloride; Potassium gold tetrachloride; [Merck Index]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dihydrate: Yellow solid; [Merck Index] Powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography, painting (porcelain and glass), and to make other gold compounds; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Tetrachloroauric acid."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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