Sodium dicyanoaurate

  • Aurate(1-), bis(cyano-C)-, sodium
  • Sodium aurocyanide
  • Sodium gold(I) cyanide
Formula
NaAu(CN)2
Description
Yellow-white microcrystals. Odor of bitter almonds.
Uses
Gold plating.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
15280-09-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
239-320-2
Merck
12,8755
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8901
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C2AuN2Na
Formula mass
271.99
Density
2 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Very soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. Wash thoroughly after use.
Protection
Goggles, rubber gloves and normal lab wear.
Respirators
NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up and place in airtight plastic container.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Acids, organic solvents, ammonia and metal powders.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using COT, foam or dry chemical powder. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus.
Combustion products
Toxic fumes may be emitted on decomposition.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH PEL: 1 mg/m3
Poison_Class
1
Exposure effects
Respiratory failure, cardiac arrest, convulsing, vomiting, death.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek immediate medical attention.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure, seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. Seek medical assistance as necessary, especially if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.

Transport.