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NICKEL SULFIDE ICSC: 0928
Date of Peer Review: October 1997

Heazlewoodite
Nickel subsulphide
Trinickel disulfide
CAS # 12035-72-2 Ni3S2
RTECS # QR9800000 Molecular mass: 240.19
UN #
EC # 028-007-00-4
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

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

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes
Safety spectacles 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

Rest. 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: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus.
EU Classification
Symbol: T, N
R: 49-43-51/53
S: 53-45-61
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE


IPCS
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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 SULFIDE ICSC: 0928
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
PALE YELLOWISH BRONZE LUMPS WITH METALLIC LUSTRE.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating to high temperatures producing sulfur oxides.

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.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point: 790C
Relative density (water = 1): 5.82
Solubility in water: none
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested. Do NOT take working clothes home.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See sections EU classification, Occupational Exposure Limits.
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