Rhenium(IV) chloride

  • Rhenium tetrachloride
Formula
Cl4Re
Description
Hygroscopic, black powder with a pungent odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13569-71-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-989-2
R: 36/37/38
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Cl4Re
Formula mass
328.02
Melting point, °C
300 (decomposes)
Boiling point, °C
500
Density
4.9 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Decomposes

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Protection
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Stability
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Incompatibilities
Water/moisture.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Fire potential
Product is not flammable.
Combustion products
Hydrogen chloride.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Causes irritation of the eyes, skin and mucous membranes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek immediate medical treatment.
   Inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Skin
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Eyes
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.

Transport.