Agent Name

Ammonium hexachloroplatinate

CAS Number

16919-58-7

Formula

Cl6-Pt.2H4-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ammonium chloroplatinate; Ammonium chloroplatinate ((NH4)2PtCl6); Ammonium hexachloroplatinate(IV); Ammonium platinic chloride; Ammonium platinum chloride; Diammonium hexachloroplatinate(2-); Diammonium platinum hexachloride; Platinate(2-), hexachloro-, diammonium, (OC-6-11)-; Platinum ammonium chloride; Quaternium-17; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Orange-red or yellow solid; [Hawley] Slightly water soluble; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in electroplating and to make spongy platinum; [Merck Index]

Comments

An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] May cause skin sensitization and asthma after prolonged contact; [eChemPortal: ESIS] Toxic by ingestion; Skin and respiratory tract sensitizer; Regulated as platinum, soluble salts; [MSDSonline] See "Platinum, soluble salts." See "Potassium hexachloroplatinate(IV)."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.002 mg/m3, as Pt

PEL (OSHA)

0.002 mg/m3, as Pt

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 565 mg/m3/8h

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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