Rhodium dodecacarbonyl

  • Tetrarhodium dodecacarbonyl
  • Tri-m-carbonylnonacarbonyl-tetrahedro-tetrarhodium
  • Tri(m-carbonyl)nonacarbonyltetrarhodium
Formula
C12O12Rh4
Structure
Description
Hygroscopic, dark red crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
19584-30-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
243-171-9
S: 24/25

Properties.
Formula
C12O12Rh4
Formula mass
747.75
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Store under nitrogen.
Protection
Safety goggles, impervious gloves and protective clothing.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29 CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, halogens, moisture, air.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

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

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
May cause irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Get medical aid. Wash mouth out with water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of 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 eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.