MSDS - Gold Powder - Revised March 7, 2013
1 - Product Identification
Synonyms: Gold Powder
Formula Weight: 196.96654 (for pure Gold metal)
Chemical Formula: Au
2 - Composition
3 - Hazards NFPA 704
Health Rating: - 0 Not dangerous
Flammability Rating: 0 - Not flammable
Reactivity Rating: ) 0 - Not reactive
Lab Protective Equip: Safety goggles
4 - First Aid Measures
Ingestion: If swallowed, give plenty of water. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
Skin or Eye Contact: Flush with plenty of water. Get medical attention if symptoms appear.
5 - Fire Fighting Measures
Fire: All Metal Powders are flammable. Dry chemical or carbon dioxide should be used on surrounding fire. Do not use water on fire where molten metal is present.
6 - Accidental Release Measures
Clean up in a way that doesn't disperse the powder into the air.
7 - Handling and Storage
Store in a closed container. It does not absorb moisture from the air.
9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Appearance: Brownish Gold colored powder.
Solubility: Not soluble in water.
Theoretical Density: 19.32 grams/cc (for solid gold)
Bulk Density, Powder: ~1.5 grams/cc (for gold powder)
pH: none - does not affect the pH of solutions.
Melting Point: 1,064.2°C (1,947.6°F).
Boiling Point: 2,808°C (5,086°F).
10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in sealed containers.
Incompatibility: Avoid exposure to acids, acid fumes.
Unusual Fire and Explosive Hazards: None.
Special Note: Gold Powder is reactive with Aqua Regia.
11 - Toxicity
Acute oral toxicity: Toxicology not fully investigated.
Inhalation: Unknown. Avoid breathing all metal powders.
12 - Transport Information
Non-hazardous for air, sea and road freight.
Not a DOT controlled material.
13 - Manufacturer/Supplier
Salt Lake Metals
1115 East Brigadoon Court
Salt Lake City, UT 84117
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