- Auric oxide
- Gold sesquioxide
- Gold trioxide
- Sulfurous acid, ammonium gold salt
Odorless, brown powder.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
3.6 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers. Store in the dark
Impervious gloves. Safety glasses. Protective work clothing.
Pick up mechanically.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Gold can form explosive compounds with ammonia, ammonium hydroxide + aqua regia, and hydrogen peroxide.
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
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.
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.