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43365 Gold(I) chloride, 99.9% (metals basis)

CAS Number
10294-29-8
Synonyms

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43365-03 1g 204.00
43365-06 5g 874.00
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Gold(I) chloride, 99.9% (metals basis)

MDL
MFCD00046175
EINECS
233-655-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
AuCl
Formula Weight
232.42
Form
Powder
Melting point
289° dec.
Density
7.57
Storage & Sensitivity
Moisture Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Soluble in hydrochloric acid, hydrobromic acid and organic solvents. Slightly soluble in water.

Applications

Gold(I) chloride is used as a starting material for the preparation of Phosphine ligated gold(I) complexes, which is used as catalysts in synthetic chemistry. It is also used to prepare metallic gold and potassium auric bromide and potassium chloride.

Notes

Decomposes in water.Incompatible with reducing agents.

Literature References

Riedel, D.; Wurm, T.; Graf, K.; Rudolph, M.; Rominger, F.; Hashmi, A. S. K. From Isonitriles to Unsaturated NHC Complexes of Gold, Palladium and Platinum. Adv. Synth. Catal. 2015, 357 (7), 1515-1523.

Wegener, M.; Huber, F.; Bolli, C.; Jenne, C.; Kirsch, S. F. Silver-Free Activation of Ligated Gold(I) Chlorides: The Use of [Me3NB12Cl11]-as a Weakly Coordinating Anion in Homogeneous Gold Catalysis. Chem. Eur. J. 2015, 21 (3), 1328-1336.

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

Do not breathe dusts or mists. 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
14,4515
Hazard Class
8
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
2843.30
TSCA
Yes

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