Agent Name

Ammonium platinous chloride

CAS Number

13820-41-2

Formula

Cl4-Pt.2H4-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ammonium chloroplatinate ((NH4)2PtCl4); Ammonium chloroplatinate(II) (6CI); Ammonium tetrachloroplatinate; Ammonium tetrachloroplatinate(II); Bis(ammonium) tetrachloroplatinate(2-); Diammonium tetrachloroplatinate; Diammonium tetrachloroplatinate(2-); Platinate(2-), tetrachloro-, ammonium (1:2), (SP-4-1)-; Platinate(2-), tetrachloro-, diammonium, (SP-4-1)-; [ChemIDplus] (SP-4-1)-Tetrachloroplatinate(2-) ammonium (1:2); Ammonium chloroplatinite; Ammonium platinochloride; Platinous ammonium chloride; [Merck Index] UN3288

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dark ruby-red solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Dark red odorless crystals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography; [Merck Index]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (mouse) = 60 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Potassium tetrachloroplatinate(II)."

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

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