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Certificate of Analysis

Hydrogen tetrachloroaurate(III) trihydrate, ACS, 99.99% (metals basis), Au 49.5% min

CAS: 16961-25-4 MDL: MFCD00149904  EINECS: 240-948-4
UN#:UN3260Hazard Class:8Packing Group:III
Alternate Name: Chloroauric acid


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Chemical Properties

Formula: HAuCl4•3H2O  Form: Crystalline
Formula weight: 393.83 (339.79anhy)  Sensitivity: Light Sensitive & Hygroscopic

Grade Specs

Maximum level of impurities: Insoluble in ether 0.1%, Alkalies and other metals (as sulfates) 0.2%

Other References

UN#: UN3260
Harmonized Tariff Code:   2843.30

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements : H314-H318-H317

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction.

Precautionary Statements : P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501A

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

CorrosiveHarmful or Irritant

Risk & Safety

Risk Phrases: 34-43
Causes burns. May cause sensitisation by skin contact.
Safety Phrases: 26-36/37/39-45
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice. Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection. In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately (show the label where possible).
RTECS: MD5428000