Potassium dicyanoaurate

  • Aurate(1-), bis(cyano-C)-, potassium
  • Gold potassium cyanide
Formula
KAu(CN)2
Structure
Description
Colorless prisms.
Uses
For electroplating.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13967-50-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
237-748-4
23/24/25 36/37/38
22 26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
1588
Merck
13,7711
Beilstein/Gmelin
37363 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1747
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C2AuKN2
Formula mass
288.1
Density
3.452 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Strong acids, Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen cyanide, Nitrogen oxides, Potassium oxides Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions. Specific Method(s) of Fire Fighting: Fire fighting hazard: water spray can be used to fight fire in area containing cyanide and to cool fire-exposed metal containers. However, direct contact of materi
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
1
Exposure effects
Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.
   Ingestion
May be fatal if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May be fatal if inhaled. Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be fatal if absorbed through skin.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician immediately.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.
UN number
1588
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I