Gold(III) chloride

  • Auric chloride
Formula
AuCl3
Structure
Description
Dark red monoclinic crystals

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13453-07-1
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-623-1
R 36/37/38
RTECS
MD5420000
RTECS class
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Merck
13,4536
Beilstein/Gmelin
50338 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1668
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Au2Cl6
Formula mass
303.32
Melting point, °C
287 - 288
Density
4.3 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep under a nitrogen blanket.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate safety goggles, protective clothing and gloves.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Avoid contact with oxidizing agents, amines, ammonia.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide.

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation.
   Inhalation
Causes irritation.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.

Transport.