Platinum(II) chloride is used as a catalyst for a variety of C-C bond, C-O bond, and C-N bond formation reactions. It acts as a precursor to prepare other platinum compounds such as cisplatin and dichloro(cycloocta-1,5-diene)platinum(II).
Soluble in ammonia and hydrochloric acid. Insoluble in water, alcohol and ether.
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled.
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
May cause an allergic skin reaction.
GHS P Statement
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
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.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, INORGANIC, N.O.S.
RTECSNumber : TP2275000
TSCA : TSCA