Agent Name

Nickel silicide

CAS Number

12201-89-7

Formula

Ni-Si2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel disilicide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Greenish-gray odorless powder and pieces; [Angstrom Sciences MSDS]

Comments

May cause irritation; Inhalation may cause pulmonary asthma attacks; Chronic inhalation exposure may cause pneumonitis; [Angstrom Sciences MSDS] See "Molybdenum disilicide." See "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ni

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Ni

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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