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Potassium hexachloroiridate(III) hydrate, Ir 32.8% min - 11887 - Alfa Aesar

11887 Potassium hexachloroiridate(III) hydrate, Ir 32.8% min

CAS Number

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1g 83.80
5g 374.00
25g 1687.00
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Potassium hexachloroiridate(III) hydrate, Ir 32.8% min


Chemical Properties

Formula Weight
Crystalline powder
Soluble in water.


Potassium hexachloroiridate(III) hydrate is used to prepare other iridium compounds. It is used as a redox mediator to visualize human finger prints on a poly(vinylidene difluoride) membrane by scanning electrochemical microscopy.


Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, acids, bases and organic materials.

Literature References

Battistel, D.; Baldi, F.; Gallo, M.; Faleri, C.; Daniele, S. Characterisation of biosynthesised silver nanoparticles by scanning electrochemical microscopy (SECM) and voltammetry. Talanta 2015, 132, 294-300.

Meng, L.; Iacobini, J. G.; Joseph, M. B.; Macpherson, J. V.; Newton, M. E. Laser heated boron doped diamond electrodes: effect of temperature on outer sphere electron transfer processes. Faraday Discuss. 2014, 172, 421-438.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H302-H312-H332-H315-H319-H335

Harmful if swallowed. Harmful in contact with skin. Harmful if inhaled. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261-P280-P305+P351+P338-P304+P340-P301+P312a-P321-P332+P313-P405-P403+P233-P501a

Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF SWALLOWED: Specific treatment (see label). If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Store locked up. Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

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