What is it?
Ammonium Hexachloroplatinate (IV) is a metal primarily used to screen for contact allergy to platinum.

How can I avoid it?
Skin contact with Ammonium Hexachloroplatinate (IV) is required for it to cause a rash. Discontinuation of exposure to products containing Ammonium Hexachloroplatinate (IV) should result in improvement and/or the resolution of your dermatitis. By law, all products made in the U.S. for topical use have the ingredients listed either on the product package or the box that contains it, so check the labeling of your skincare products for this ingredient. If there is not enough information, ask your pharmacist or contact the company directly. At work, request a Safety Data Sheet (SDS) to help identify potential sources of exposure.

  • Oxygen sensor in internal combustion engines
  • Chemical industry
  • Electrical industry
  • Dentistry
  • Photography industry
  • Electroplating of platinum
Other names for Ammonium Hexachloroplatinate (IV):
  • Ammonium chloroplatinate
  • Platinum (IV)-ammonium chloride
  • Ammonium platinic chloride
Potential cross-reacting substances:
  • Other forms of platinum


How safe is it?

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