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NICKEL (II) SULPHATE ICSC: 0063
Date of Peer Review: October 2001

Nickelous sulphate
Nickel(2+) sulfate
CAS # 7786-81-4 NiSO4
RTECS # QR9350000 Molecular mass: 154.8
UN #
EC # 028-009-00-5
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
Eyes Redness.
Safety spectacles or face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Vacuum spilled material. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn, N
R: 22-40-42/43-50/53
S: (2-)-22-36/37-60-61
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE


IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2004

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NICKEL (II) SULPHATE ICSC: 0063
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOW TO GREEN CRYSTALS.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating at 848C, producing toxic fumes of sulfur trioxide and nickel monoxide. The solution in water is a weak acid.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Ni) (Inhalable fraction) 0.1 mg/m as TWA; A4 (not classifiable as a human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (Inhalable fraction); sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (Sah); Carcinogen category: 1; (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the bodyby inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma. Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to the aerosol. The substance may have effects on the nasal sinuses, resulting in inflammation and ulceration. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): 848C
Density: 3.7 g/cm
Solubility in water: good (29.3 g/100 ml at 0C)
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance. Do NOT take working clothes home. The recommendations on this Card also apply to Nickel sulfate hexahydrate (CAS 10101-97-0) and heptahydrate (CAS 10101-98-1).
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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IPCS, CEC 2004
See Also:
        Nickel sulphate (UK PID)