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Dihydrogen hexachloroplatinate(IV) is used as a catalyst in the determination of potassium and in the purification of platinum. It is also used in catalysis reactions, electroplating, photography, platinum mirrors, printing for etching of zinc, producing fine color in glass and porcelain, indelible ink and in microscopy. In the presence of copper(II) chloride, it is used to catalyze the photooxygenation of alcohols to aldehydes or ketones. It plays an important role in intramolecular hydrosilylation of an alkyne and hydrosilylation reactions.
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Hazard Statements: H301-H314-H317-H334-H335-H372
Toxic if swallowed. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause respiratory irritation. Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P260-P264b-P270-P271-P272-P280-P285-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P330-P331-P333+P313-P363-P501c
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. In case of inadequate ventilation wear respiratory protection. IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant