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13453-07-1 - Gold(III) chloride, Au 64.4% min - 12163 - Alfa Aesar

12163 Gold(III) chloride, Au 64.4% min

CAS Number
13453-07-1
Synonyms

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0.25g 33.20
1g 115.00
5g 503.00
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Gold(III) chloride, Au 64.4% min

MDL
MFCD00014172
EINECS
236-623-1

Chemical Properties

Formula
AuCl3
Formula Weight
303.33
Form
Crystalline
Melting point
180(subl)
Density
3.90
Sensitivity
Hygroscopic
Solubility
Soluble in water, ethanol, ether and slightly soluble in liquid ammonia.

Applications

It is used in colloidal gold solutions, in photography and as a print toning agent(gold toning), starting solution to form other gold compounds and a precursor for preparation of ultra pure gold metal. It is used in electroplating and electroless plating as an anode in an electric cell. Gold(III) chloride acts as a gold catalyst and cell body stains for bright field and dark field microscopy.

Notes

Stable under room temperature and hygroscopic.

Literature References

Winston, M. S.; Wolf, J. W.; Toste, F. D. Halide-Dependent Mechanisms of Reductive Elimination from Gold(III). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2015, 137(24), 7921-7928.

Barngrover, B. M.; Aikens, C. M. The Golden Pathway to Thiolate-Stabilized Nanoparticles: Following the Formation of Gold(I) Thiolate from Gold(III) Chloride. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2012, 134 (30), 12590-12595.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H314-H318

Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage.

Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a

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.

Other References

Merck
14,4521
Hazard Class
8
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
2843.30
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
MD5420000

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