Bromoauric acid pentahydrate
- Hydrogen tetrabromoaurate pentahydrate
HAuBr4 . 5H2O
Odorless, dark red crystals.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
S: 26 28 37/39 45
Melting point, °C
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry chemical store. Do not store on wooden surfaces. Protect from water and direct sunlight.
Suitable eye protection and chemical resistant gloves should be worn.
Wearing gloves and eye protection, sweep up the spillage and store in sealed, plastic containers, ready for disposal. Wash the area with water.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Caution: if this material comes into contact with ammonia or ammonium salts as gold fulminate which, is a heat, friction or impact sensitive explosive may be formed.
Keep upwind of the fire and wear self-contained breathing apparatus and personal protective equipment. Use any extinguisher suitable for the surrounding fire.
Produces toxic fumes when involved in a fire.
Nausea and vomiting.
Irritating to the nose, throat and respiratory tract, producing coughing. Corrosive.
Redness, irritation with possible tissue damage. Skin contact will produce a purple stain and will cause damage and possible corrosion to the epidermis
Redness and irritation, blurred vision and pain. Corrosive.
Rinse mouth with clean water and give water or milk to drink. Seek medical attention.
Remove from exposure and allow to rest in fresh air. Seek medical advice.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash skin with soap and water. If symptoms persist or tissue damage is evident, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before re-use.
Irrigate with water or isotonic saline solution for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention