Agent Name

Iridium tetrachloride

CAS Number

10025-97-5

Formula

Cl4-Ir

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iridic Chloride; Iridium chloride (IrCl4); Iridium(IV) chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Brownish-black solid; Soluble in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical analysis (testing for nitric acid in the presence of nitrous acid), microscopy, and plating solutions; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; Oral LD50 (rat) = 1560 mg/kg; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Iridium."

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