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Tetrachloroaurate(III) sol.LSAMP

"Synonym(s)": Hydrogen tetracloroaurate(III) | Chloroauric(III) acid | Tetrachloroauric(III) acid | Trichlorogold hydrochloride solution

Internal Heraeus Name: Tetrachloroaurate(III) sol.LSAMP

Product Details

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  • Physical State
  • Packaging/Sample size
    15  g
  • Packaging Type
    Bottle, 100 ml  

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Additional Information


Heraeus Ident-No. 5100257
CAS - Number 16903-35-8

Precious Metal Content

Gold 37.0 – 43.5%


Chemical formula H[AuCl4]
Counter Ion Chloride

Classification of the Substance or Mixture

Substance or mixture corrosive to metals Category 1
Acute toxicity Category 4
Skin corrosion Category 1B
Serious eye damage Category 1
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure Category 2
Long-term aquatic hazard Category 2
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Benefits and Applications

Tetrachlorogold (III) acid is used as a precursor for heterogeneous catalysts. Furthermore, tetrachlorogold (III) acid serves as a starting material for the production of other gold compounds. 
Aditionally, tetrachlorogold (III) acid is used in the electroplating
Another area of application is the use of tetrachloroauric acid for gold plating.