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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 210.00
43365-06 5g 900.00
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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: H290-H314-H317-H500

May be corrosive to metals. Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. May cause an allergic skin reaction. May form combustible dust concentrations in air

Precautionary Statements: P234-P260-P264b-P272-P280-P301+P330+P331-P302+P352-P303+P361+P353-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P363-P390-P501c

Keep only in original container. Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. 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. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Absorb spillage to prevent material damage. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,4515
Hazard Class
8
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2843.30
TSCA
Yes

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