Bromoauric acid pentahydrate

  • Hydrogen tetrabromoaurate pentahydrate
Formula
HAuBr4 . 5H2O
Description
Odorless, dark red crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
17083-68-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
241-139-9
S: 26 28 37/39 45
Merck
12,4540
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
AuBr4H11O5
Formula mass
517.59
Melting point, °C
27
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a sealed container in a cool, dry chemical store. Do not store on wooden surfaces. Protect from water and direct sunlight.
Protection
Suitable eye protection and chemical resistant gloves should be worn.
Small spills/leaks
Wearing gloves and eye protection, sweep up the spillage and store in sealed, plastic containers, ready for disposal. Wash the area with water.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
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.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Keep upwind of the fire and wear self-contained breathing apparatus and personal protective equipment. Use any extinguisher suitable for the surrounding fire.
Fire potential
Non-flammable.
Combustion products
Produces toxic fumes when involved in a fire.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Nausea and vomiting.
   Inhalation
Irritating to the nose, throat and respiratory tract, producing coughing. Corrosive.
   Skin
Redness, irritation with possible tissue damage. Skin contact will produce a purple stain and will cause damage and possible corrosion to the epidermis
   Eyes
Redness and irritation, blurred vision and pain. Corrosive.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Rinse mouth with clean water and give water or milk to drink. Seek medical attention.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure and allow to rest in fresh air. Seek medical advice.
   Skin
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.
   Eyes
Irrigate with water or isotonic saline solution for 15 minutes. Seek medical attention

Transport.