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PLATINIUM
ICSC: 1393
Peer-Review Status: 26.11.2003 Validated
Platinum sponge
Platinum black (powder) 
CAS #: 7440-06-4 RTECS #: TP2160000
EINECS #: 231-116-1
    Formula: Pt
Atomic mass: 195.1

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE     In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
BLACK POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Platinium is a catalytic substance and may cause reaction in contact with many organic and inorganic substances, causing fire and explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 1mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2003). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly , especially if powdered. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 3827°C
Melting point: 1769°C
Density: 21.45 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
The recommendations on this card do not apply to soluble platinum salts. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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