Agent Name

Nickel(II) chloride hexahydrate

CAS Number

7791-20-0

Formula

Cl2-Ni.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel chloride hexahydrate; Nickel dichloride hexahydrate; Nickel(II) chloride hexahydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green deliquescent crystals or powder; [Merck Index] Available as a solid or concentrated solution; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used in electroplating and to make nickel catalysts; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause sensitization of skin and respiratory tract; [MSDSonline] See"Nickel" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ni

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Ni

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Stable up to 36.25 deg C; [Ullmann]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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