SDS

A listing of SDS's
SAFETY DATA SHEET
Gold Chloride
1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Identifiers
Product Name:
Gold Chloride
Other Names:
Chloroauric acid trihydrate; Auric chloride
Product Number(s):
C106
CAS Number:
16961-25-4
Recommended use of the chemical and restriction on use
Laboratory use. Highly purified gold compound for the preparation of colloidal gold solutions.
Company Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
Emergency Contact Details
ProSciTech Pty Ltd
11 Carlton Street
KIRWAN QLD 4817
Australia

(07) 4773 9444
www.proscitech.com
2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS06 skull and crossbones. Acute Tox. 3 H301 Toxic if swallowed.
Label Elements
Signal Words
Danger
Hazard Statement(s)
Acute Tox. 3 H301 Toxic if swallowed.
Precautionary Statement(s)
P264 Wash thoroughly after handling.
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P301+P310 IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/ doctor.
P321 Specific treatment (see on this label).
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
Primary route(s) of entry
Not available.
Human Health
Inhalation:
Not available.
Ingestion:
Not available.
Eyes:
Not available.
Skin:
Not available.
Environment
No further relevant information available.
3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Name
CAS No.
Content (w/w)
Classification
Gold Chloride, Hydrochloride, Trihydrate
16961-25-4
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4. FIRST AID MEASURES
Ingestion
Do not induce vomiting. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention. If victim is fully conscious, give a Cupful of water.
Inhalation
Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.
Skin Contact
After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water. Gently and thoroughly wash the contaminated skin with running water and non-abrasive soap. Be particularly careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and groin. Cold water may be used. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. If irritation persists, seek medical attention. If serious contact is made: Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek medical attention.
Eye Contact
Check for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes, keeping eyelids open. Cold water may be used. Do not use an eye ointment. Seek medical attention.
Other Information
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest provide artificial respiration.
5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
Suitable extinguishing equipment
CO₂, powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam.
HAZCHEM
Not available.
Special protective equipment and precautions for fire fighters
No special measures required.
6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Not required.
Environmental precautions
Do not allow to enter sewers/ surface or ground water.
Methods and materials for containment and clean up
Absorb with liquid-binding material (sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal binders, sawdust).
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
Precautions for safe handling
Ensure good ventilation/exhaustion at the workplace. Prevent formation of aerosols.
Do not breathe dust. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment.
If you feel unwell, seek medical attention and show the label when possible. Avoid contact with skin and eyes
Conditions for safe storage
Store in a cool place and from sunlight. Use shelves or cabinets sturdy enough to bear the weight of the chemicals. Be sure that it is not necessary to strain to reach materials, and that shelves are not overloaded.
8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
Exposure Standards
Engineering controls
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Immediately remove all soiled and contaminated clothing.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below recommended exposure limits.
If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.
Facilities should Be equipped with an eyewash facility and safety shower.
Personal protective equipment
Eye and face protection
Goggles recommended during refilling.
Skin protection
Gloves are recommended.
Body protection
Protective clothing recommended.
Respiratory protection
In case of brief exposure or low pollution use respiratory filter device. In case of intensive or longer exposure use self-contained respiratory protective device.
9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
General information
Appearance
Solid crystals, golden yellow (yellow-brown range).
Odour
Characteristic
pH
Not available.
Vapour Pressure
Not available.
Density
Not available.
Boiling Point
Undetermined.
Melting Point
Undetermined.
Solubility
Difficult to mix. Soluble in cold water, hot water.
Specific Gravity of Density
3.9 (Water = 1)
Flash Point
Not applicable
Flammable (Explosive) Limits
Not applicable
Ignition Temperature
Not applicable
Formula
HAuCl4.3H2O
10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Reactivity
No further relevant information available.
Chemical stability
No further relevant information available.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No dangerous reactions known.
Conditions to avoid
No decomposition if used according to specifications
Incompatible materials
No further relevant information available.
11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects
Irritation of the eyes/skin. Very hazardous in case of inhalation (irritant). Repeated or prolonged inhalation of dust may lead to chronic respiratory irritation.
Eye contact
Very hazardous in case of eye contact (irritant). Inflammation of the eye is characterised by redness, watering, and itching
Skin contact
Very hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant). Skin inflammation is characterised by itching, scaling, reddening, or, occasionally, blistering.
Ingestion
Very hazardous in case of ingestion - symptoms unknown, if you feel ill seek immediate medical attention.
Inhalation
Very hazardous in case of inhalation (irritant). Repeated or prolonged inhalation of dust may lead to chronic respiratory irritation.
Toxicity and irritation
No further relevant information available.
12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Ecotoxicity
No further relevant information available.
Persistence and degradability
Water hazard class 1 (German Regulation) (Self-assessment): Slightly hazardous for water.
Do not allow undiluted product or large quantities of it to reach ground water, water course or sewage system.
Bioaccumulative potential
No further relevant information available.
Other adverse effects
No further relevant information available.
13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
General information
Must not be disposed together with household garbage. Do not allow product to reach sewage system.
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.
14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
ADG label required
HAZCHEM
Not available.

UN Number
UN1759
Proper shipping name
Corrosive solid, n.o.s. (Gold Chloride)
Transport hazard class
8
Packing group
PG III
Environmental hazard
No information available.
Special precautions for users
No information avaliable.
Additional information
No information avaliable.
15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
Poisons Schedule Number
No information available.
Other Information
No further relevant information available.
16. OTHER INFORMATION
SDS preparation date
11 May 2017
Comments
This information is based on our present knowledge. However, this shall not constitute a guarantee for any specific product features and shall not establish a legally valid contractual relationship.
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) has been prepared in compliance with the Preparation of Safety Data Sheets for Hazardous Chemicals Code of Practice February 2016. It is the user's responsibility to determine the suitability of this information for adoption of necessary safety precautions. The information published in this SDS has been compiled from the publications listed in Section 16: to the best of our ability and knowledge these publications are considered accurate. We reserve the right to revise Safety Data Sheets as new information becomes available. Copies may be made for non-profit use.

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