Sodium tetrachloraurate

  • Aurate(1-), tetrachloro-, sodium
  • Sodium chloroaurate(III)
  • Sodium gold(III) chloride
  • Sodium gold chloride
Formula
AuCl4Na
Description
Yellow-orange, crystalline solid.
Uses
For paper-toning in photography, in electroplating baths.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
15189-51-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
239-241-3
R 22 34
S 26 28 37/39 45
RTECS
CK6360000
UN (DOT)
3260
Merck
12,8837
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8904
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
AuCl4Na
Formula mass
361.77
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Protection
Chemical-resistant, impervious gloves or gauntlets complying with an approved standard should be worn at all times when handling chemical products if a risk assessment indicates this is necessary. Safety eyewear complying with an approved standard should be used when a risk assessment indicates this is necessary to avoid exposure to liquid splashes, mists or dusts. Personal protective equipment for the body should be selected based on the task being performed and the risks involved and should be approved by a specialist before handling this product.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or carefully scoop up spilled materials and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Avoid creating dusty conditions and prevent wind dispersal.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Contact with ammonia may produce explosive compounds.
Decomposition
Hydrogen chloride, halogens.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use an extinguishing agent suitable for surrounding fires. Fire fighters should wear appropriate protective equipment and self-contained equipment for fire-fighters breathing apparatus (SCBA) with a full face-piece operated in positive pressure mode.
Combustion products
Hydrogen chloride. Metallic oxides.

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. May cause burns to mouth, throat and stomach.
   Inhalation
Corrosive to the respiratory system.
   Skin
Corrosive to the skin.
   Eyes
Corrosive to eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything to an unconscious person.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Obtain medical attention immediately.
   Skin
Wash with water and if irritation persists, seek medical assistance.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 minutes and seek medical assistance.

Transport.
UN number
3260
Response guide