NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Platinum

CAS
7440-06-4

Pt

RTECS
TP2160000
Synonyms & Trade Names

Platinum black, Platinum metal, Platinum sponge
DOT ID & Guide

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 1 mg/m3
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
Physical Description
Silvery, whitish-gray, malleable, ductile metal.
MW: 195.1
BP: 6921°F
MLT: 3222°F
Sol: Insoluble
VP: 0 mmHg (approx)
IP: NA

Sp.Gr: 21.45
Fl.P: NA
UEL: NA
LEL: NA

Noncombustible Solid in bulk form, but finely divided powder can be dangerous to handle.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Aluminum, acetone, arsenic, ethane, hydrazine, hydrogen peroxide, lithium, phosphorus, selenium, tellurium, various fluorides
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 7300, 7303; OSHA ID121, ID130SG
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: No recommendation
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: No recommendation
Remove: No recommendation
Change: Daily

First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation skin, respiratory system; dermatitis
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
See also: INTRODUCTION   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0195