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NICKEL CARBONATE ICSC: 0927
Date of Peer Review: October 2000

Nickelous carbonate
Nickel(II) carbonate
CAS # 3333-67-3 NiCO3
RTECS # QR6200000 Molecular mass: 118.7
UN # 3288
EC # 028-010-00-0
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
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough.
Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness.
Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
EU Classification
Symbol: Xn, N
R: 22-40-43-50/53
S: (2-)-22-36/37-60-61
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-III
Separated from food and feedstuffs. See Chemical Dangers.
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 CARBONATE ICSC: 0927
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
LIGHT GREEN CRYSTALS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating and on contact with acids producing carbon dioxide (see ICSC 0021). Reacts violently with aniline, hydrogen sulfide, flammable solvents, hydrazine and metal powders, especially zinc, aluminium and magnesium, causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.2 mg/m as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (Sah); Carcinogen category: 1; (DFG 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol 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 irritates the skin.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma. The substance may have effects on the lungs. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Decomposes below melting point
Density: 2.6 g/cm
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms.
NOTES
Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature. Do NOT take working clothes home. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance. 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.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.
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