Chloroplatinic acid

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Description

Reddish brown light sensitive crystals. Chloroplatinic acid is used to make platinum photographic prints, indelible ink, and mirrors. It is also used for platinizing glass, porcelain, and pumice stone.

Synonyms and Related Terms

hydrogen hexachloroplatinate; acid platinic chloride; hexachloroplatinic acid; platinic chloride; platinum chloride

Other Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol, ether.

Composition H2PtCl6 - 6H2O
CAS 16941-12-1
Melting Point 60
Density 2.431
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 517.92
Boiling Point 115

Hazards and Safety

Inhalation and skin contact causes irritation and allergic reactions.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: Entry 7684
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979

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