Agent Name

Palladium chloride

CAS Number

7647-10-1

Formula

Cl2-Pd

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dichloropalladium; Enplate activator 440; Palladium chloride (PdCl2); Palladium dichloride; Palladium(2+) chloride; Palladium(II) chloride; Palladous chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Red or brown hygroscopic solid; [HSDB] Dark brown crystalline powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in photography, transferring pictures to porcelain, toning solutions, electroplating clocks and watches, making catalysts and indelible inks, finding leaks in buried gas pipes, and for "electroless" coatings for metals; [HSDB]

Comments

Danger of skin sensitization; [MAK] May cause dermatitis and skin sensitization; [HSDB] May cause irritation to the cornea; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Palladium."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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