- Aurous chloride
Odorless, yellow powder.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
S: 26 36/37/39
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
7.57 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers. Store under lock and key and with access restricted to technical experts or their assistants only.
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Use neutralizing agent. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Oxidizing agents. Gold can form explosive compounds with ammonia, ammonium hydroxide + aqua regia, and hydrogen peroxide.
Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Product is not flammable.
Gold compounds may cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. Aplastic anemia may result from damage to the blood forming organs. Gold has caused tumors and reproductive effects in laboratory animals via implant, intraperitoneal and subcutaneous routes.
Swallowing will lead to a strong corrosive effect on mouth and throat and to the danger of perforation of esophagus and stomach.
Inhalation may result in respiratory effects such as inflammation, edema, and chemical pneumonitis. May cause coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting.
May cause skin burns or irritation depending on the severity of the exposure.
Eye contact may result in permanent damage and complete vision loss.
Seek medical treatment.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.