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Iridium(IV) oxide is used in the coating of anode-electrodes for industrial electrolysis in association with other rare oxides. It is also used in microelectrodes for electrophysiology research.
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Casella, I. G.; Contursi, M.; Toniolo, R. Anodic electrodeposition of iridium oxide particles on glassy carbon surfaces and their electrochemical/SEM/XPS characterization. J Electroanal Chem 2015, 736, 147-152.
Hazard Statements: H272-H315-H319
May intensify fire; oxidizer. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P210-P220-P221-P264b-P280-P302+P352-P305+P351+P338-P332+P313-P337+P313-P362-P370+P378q-P501c
Keep away from heat/sparks/open flames/hot surfaces. - No smoking. Keep/Store away from clothing/combustible materials. Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention. If eye irritation persists: Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. In case of fire: Use CO2, dry chemical, or foam Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant