Agent Name

Potassium tetrachloroplatinate(II)

CAS Number

10025-99-7

Formula

Cl4-Pt.2K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bipotassium tetrachloroplatinate; Chloroplatinic acid, dipotassium salt; Dipotassium tetrachloroplatinate; Dipotassium tetrachloroplatinate(2-); Dipotassium tetrachloroplatinate(II); Platinous potassium chloride; Potassium chloroplatinate; Potassium chloroplatinite; Potassium platinochloride; Potassium platinous chloride; Potassium platinum(II) tetrachloride; Potassium tetrachloroplatinate; Potassium tetrachloroplatinite; Potassium tetrachloroplatinum(II); Potassium tetrachlorplatinate(II); Platinate(2-), tetrachloro-, dipotassium; Platinate(2-), tetrachloro-, dipotassium, (SP-4-1)-; Platinate(2-), tetrachloro-, potassium (1:2), (SP-4-1)-; [ChemIDplus] UN3288

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Ruby-red solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Red powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography (acid toning baths); [Merck Index]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; Human ingestion of 8.57 mg/kg causes gastritis, depressed renal function tests, and eosinophilia; [RTECS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; May cause skin sensitization; Inhalation may cause allergy, asthma symptoms, or difficulty breathing; Toxic by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Platinum, soluble salts."

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, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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