Gold Potassium Cyanide (Au min. 68%) MSDS

 

Section 1: Chemical Product and Company Identification

Product Name: Gold Potassium Cyanide (Au min. 68%)

Catalog Codes: SLG1807

CAS#: 13967-50-5

RTECS: Not available.

TSCA: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Gold potassium cyanide

CI#: Not available.

Synonym:

Chemical Name: Not available.

Chemical Formula: KAu(CN)2

 

Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients

Composition:

Name CAS # % by Weight

Gold potassium cyanide 13967-50-5 100

Toxicological Data on Ingredients: Gold potassium cyanide LD50: Not available. LC50: Not available.

 

Section 3: Hazards Identification

Potential Acute Health Effects:

Extremely hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. Very

hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive). The amount of tissue damage depends on length of contact. Eye

contact can result in corneal damage or blindness. Skin contact can produce inflammation and blistering.

Inhalation of dust will produce irritation to gastro-intestinal or respiratory tract, characterized by burning, sneezing

and coughing. Severe over-exposure can produce lung damage, choking, unconsciousness or death.

Inflammation of the eye is characterized by redness, watering, and itching. Skin inflammation is characterized by

itching, scaling, reddening, or, occasionally, blistering.

Potential Chronic Health Effects:

Extremely hazardous in case of ingestion, of inhalation.

Very hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive), of eye contact (irritant).

CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available.

DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not available.

The substance is toxic to blood, lungs.

Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce target organs damage. Repeated exposure of the

eyes to a low level of dust can produce eye irritation. Repeated skin exposure can produce local skin destruction,

or dermatitis. Repeated inhalation of dust can produce varying degree of respiratory irritation or lung damage.

Repeated exposure to an highly toxic material may produce general deterioration of health by an accumulation in

one or many human organs.

 

Section 4: First Aid Measures

Eye Contact:

Check for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with running water for at least 15 minutes,

keeping eyelids open. Cold water may be used. Do not use an eye ointment. Seek medical attention.

Skin Contact:

If the chemical got onto the clothed portion of the body, remove the contaminated clothes as quickly as possible,

protecting your own hands and body. Place the victim under a deluge shower. If the chemical got on the victim's

exposed skin, such as the hands : Gently and thoroughly wash the contaminated skin with running water and

non-abrasive soap. Be particularly careful to clean folds, crevices, creases and groin. Cold water may be used.

If irritation persists, seek medical attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reusing.

Serious Skin Contact:

Wash with a disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream. Seek immediate

medical attention.

Inhalation: Allow the victim to rest in a well ventilated area. Seek immediate medical attention.

Serious Inhalation:

Evacuate the victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or

waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth

resuscitation. WARNING: It may be hazardous to the person providing aid to give mouth-to-mouth resuscitation

when the inhaled material is toxic, infectious or corrosive. Seek immediate medical attention.

Ingestion:

Do not induce vomiting. Examine the lips and mouth to ascertain whether the tissues are damaged, a possible

indication that the toxic material was ingested; the absence of such signs, however, is not conclusive. Loosen

tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband. If the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth

resuscitation. Seek immediate medical attention.

Serious Ingestion: Not available.

 

Section 5: Fire and Explosion Data

Flammability of the Product: Non-flammable.

Auto-Ignition Temperature: Not applicable.

Flash Points: Not applicable.

Flammable Limits: Not applicable.

Products of Combustion: Not available.

Fire Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not applicable.

Explosion Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.

Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not available.

Fire Fighting Media and Instructions: Not applicable.

Special Remarks on Fire Hazards: Not available.

Special Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not available.

 

Section 6: Accidental Release Measures

Small Spill: Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container.

Large Spill:

Corrosive solid.

Stop leak if without risk. Do not get water inside container. Do not touch spilled material. Use water spray to

reduce vapors. Prevent entry into sewers, basements or confined areas; dike if needed. Call for assistance on

disposal. Be careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV. Check TLV on the MSDS

and with local authorities.

 

Section 7: Handling and Storage

Precautions:

Keep locked up Keep container dry. Do not ingest. Do not breathe dust. Never add water to this product In

case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable respiratory equipment If ingested, seek medical advice immediately

and show the container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes Keep away from incompatibles such as

acids.

Storage: Corrosive materials should be stored in a separate safety storage cabinet or room.

 

Section 8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection

Engineering Controls:

Use process enclosures, local exhaust ventilation, or other engineering controls to keep airborne levels below

recommended exposure limits. If user operations generate dust, fume or mist, use ventilation to keep exposure to

airborne contaminants below the exposure limit.

Personal Protection:

Splash goggles. Lab coat. Vapor and dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or

equivalent. Gloves.

Personal Protection in Case of a Large Spill:

Splash goggles. Full suit. Vapor and dust respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing apparatus

should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a

specialist BEFORE handling this product.

Exposure Limits:

TWA: 5 (mg/m3) from ACGIH

Consult local authorities for acceptable exposure limits.

 

Section 9: Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical state and appearance: Solid. (Solid crystalline powder.)

Odor: Not available.

Taste: Not available.

Molecular Weight: 288.1 g/mole

Color: White.

pH (1% soln/water): Not available.

Boiling Point: Not available.

Melting Point: Not available.

Critical Temperature: Not available.

Specific Gravity: 3.45 (Water = 1)

Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.

Vapor Density: Not available.

Volatility: Not available.

Odor Threshold: Not available.

Water/Oil Dist. Coeff.: Not available.

Ionicity (in Water): Not available.

Dispersion Properties: See solubility in water.

Solubility: Soluble in cold water.

 

Section 10: Stability and Reactivity Data

Stability: The product is stable.

Instability Temperature: Not available.

Conditions of Instability: Not available.

Incompatibility with various substances: Highly reactive with acids.

Corrosivity: Non-corrosive in presence of glass.

Special Remarks on Reactivity: Not available.

Special Remarks on Corrosivity: Not available.

Polymerization: No.

 

Section 11: Toxicological Information

Routes of Entry: Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.

Toxicity to Animals:

LD50: Not available.

LC50: Not available.

Chronic Effects on Humans: The substance is toxic to blood, lungs.

Other Toxic Effects on Humans:

Extremely hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation.

Very hazardous in case of skin contact (corrosive).

Special Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not available.

Special Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Not available.

Special Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Not available.

 

Section 12: Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: Not available.

BOD5 and COD: Not available.

Products of Biodegradation:

Possibly hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term degradation products may

arise.

Toxicity of the Products of Biodegradation: The products of degradation are more toxic.

Special Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not available.

 

Section 13: Disposal Considerations

Waste Disposal:

 

Section 14: Transport Information

DOT Classification: CLASS 6.1: Poisonous material.

Identification: : Cyanide, inorganic, solid, n.o.s. (Potassium Cyanaurate) : UN1588 PG: III

Special Provisions for Transport: Marine Pollutant

 

Section 15: Other Regulatory Information

Federal and State Regulations: TSCA 8(b) inventory: Gold potassium cyanide

Other Regulations: OSHA: Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).

Other Classifications:

WHMIS (Canada):

CLASS D-1B: Material causing immediate and serious toxic effects (TOXIC).

CLASS D-2A: Material causing other toxic effects (VERY TOXIC).

DSCL (EEC): R34- Causes burns.

HMIS (U.S.A.):

Health Hazard: 3

Fire Hazard: 0

Reactivity: 0

Personal Protection: j

National Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):

Health: 3

Flammability: 0

Reactivity: 0

Specific hazard:

Protective Equipment:

Gloves.

Lab coat.

Vapor and dust respirator. Be sure to

use an approved/certified respirator or

equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator

when ventilation is inadequate.

Splash goggles.

 

Section 16: Other Information

References: Not available.

Other Special Considerations: Not available.

Created: 10/09/2005 05:40 PM

Last Updated: 11/06/2008 12:00 PM