Agent Name

Platinic oxide

CAS Number

1314-15-4

Formula

O2-Pt

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Adams' catalyst; Platinium oxide; Platinium oxide, PtO2; Platinum dioxide; [ChemIDplus] Platinium (IV) oxide; [MSDSonline] UN1479

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Monohydrate: Black solid; [Merck Index] Black odorless powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a hydrogenation catalyst; [Merck Index] Platinum(IV) oxide hydrate (PtO2.H2O) is a hydrogenation catalyst. Other platinum oxides have little commercial use: Platinum(II) oxide (PtO) and platinum(II) oxide hydrate (PtO.H2O). [Ullmann]

Comments

A skin irritant; Corrosive to eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An oxidizing agent; May cause fire on contact with combustible material; An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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