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potassium dicyanoaurate(1-) 13967-50-5 MSDS

Section 1: Product Identification
   Chemical Name:       Potassium dicyanoaurate (I), 99%    
   CAS Registry Number:       13967-50-5    
   Formula:       Kau(CN)2    
   EINECS Number:       237-748-4    
   Chemical Family:       metal cyanide    
   Synonym:       Aurate(1-), bis(cyano-C)-, potassium    

Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
   Ingredient       CAS Number       Percent       ACGIH (TWA)       OSHA (PEL)    
   Title Compound       13967-50-5       100%       no data       no data    

Section 3: Hazards Identification
   May be irritating to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. Exposure to gold compounds may damage kidney
   Emergency Overview:
   function. Reaction with mineral acids may produced volatile and highly toxic hydrogen cyanide fumes.
   Primary Routes of Exposure:       Ingestion, inhalation, skin, eyes    
   Eye Contact:       May cause slight to mild irritation of the eyes.    
   Skin Contact:       May cause slight to mild irritation of the skin. Harmful in contact with skin.    
   Inhalation:       Dust may be irritating to the nose, mucous membranes and respiratory tract. Harmful by inhalation.    
   Toxic if swallowed. Ingestion may lead to metallic taste, abdominal cramps, bloody diarrhea, convulsions and
   May cause irritation to eyes and respiratory tract, impairment of kidney and bone marrow function, vomiting,
   Acute Health Affects:
   bloody diarrhea, weakness, and convulsions. May be fatal if swallowed.
   Chronic Health Affects:       Prolonged exposure to gold compounds may lead to reduced red and white blood cell generation.    
   NTP:       No    
   IARC:       No    
   OSHA:       No    

SECTION 4: First Aid Measures
   Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need
   Eye Exposure:
   assistance in keeping their eye lids open. Get immediate medical attention.
   Wash the affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Seek medical assistance if
   Skin Exposure:
   irritation persists.
   Remove the victim to fresh air. Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty
   in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
   Seek medical attention immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim water (only if conscious). Induce
   vomiting only if directed by medical personnel.

SECTION 5: Fire Fighting Measures
   Flash Point:       not applicable    
   Autoignition Temperature:       none    
   Explosion Limits:       none    
   Extinguishing Medium:       none required    
   If this product is involved in a fire, fire fighters should be equipped with a NIOSH approved positive pressure
   Special Fire Fighting Procedures:
   self- contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.
   Hazardous Combustion and       If involved in a fire this material may emit toxic fumes.    
   Decomposion Products:
   Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards: No unusual fire or explosion hazards.

SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures
   Small spills can be mixed with powdered sodium bicarbonate, lime, or calcium carbonate and swept up.
   Spill and Leak Procedures:       Spillage in areas not adequately ventilated may require an evacuation of area. Emergency response teams    
   will require self-contained breathing apparatus.

SECTION 7: Handling and Storage
   Handling and Storage:       Store in a cool, dry place in a tightly sealed container.    

SECTION 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
   Eye Protection:       Always wear approved safety glasses when handling a chemical substance in the laboratory.    
   Skin Protection:       Wear protective clothing and gloves.    
   Ventilation:       Material may form a fine dust. Handle the material in an efficient fume hood.    
   If ventilation is not available a respirator should be worn. The use of respirators requires a Respirator
   Protection Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
   Ventilation:       Material may form a fine dust. Handle the material in an efficient fume hood.    
   Additional Protection:       No additional protection required.    

SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
   Color and Form:       white powder    
   Molecular Weight:       288.1    
   Melting Point:       no data    
   Boiling Point:       no data    
   Vapor Pressure:       not applicable    
   Specific Gravity:       no data    
   Odor:       none    
   Solubility in Water:       very soluble    

SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity
   Stability:       air and moisture stable    
   Hazardous Polymerization:       no hazardous polymerization    
   Conditions to Avoid:       none    
   Incompatibility:       active metals and strong mineral acids    
   Decomposition Products:       cyanide fumes, potassium salts, and gold salts.    

SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
   RTECS Data:       No information available in the RTECS files.    
   Carcinogenic Effects:       No data    
   Mutagenic Effects:       No data    
   Tetratogenic Effects:       No data    

SECTION 12: Ecological Information
   Ecological Information:       No information available    

SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations
   Disposal:       Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations.    

SECTION 14: Transportation
   Shipping Name (CFR):       Cyanides, inorganic, solid, N.O.S.    
   Hazard Class (CFR):       6.1    
   Additional Hazard Class (CFR):       NA    
   Packaging Group (CFR):       III    
   UN ID Number (CFR):       UN# 1588    
   Shipping Name (IATA):       Cyanides, inorganic, solid, N.O.S.    
   Hazard Class (IATA):       6.1    
   Additional Hazard Class (IATA):       NA    
   Packaging Group (IATA):       III    
   UN ID Number (IATA):       UN# 1588    

SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
   TSCA:       Listed in the TSCA inventory.    
   SARA (Title 313):       Title compound not listed.    
   Second Ingredient:       None    


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