Agent Name

Pentlandite

CAS Number

12174-14-0

Major Category

Mineral Dusts

Synonyms

Folgerite; Pentlandite ((Fe0.4-0.6Ni0.4-0.6)9S8); Pentlandite [Nickel and nickel compounds]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Mineral Dusts

Description

Yellowish-bronze mineral; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Mineral composed of iron, nickel, and sulfur [(Fe,Ni)9 S8]; [Merck Index] "Pentlandite is an iron-nickel sulfide, (Fe,Ni)9S8. Pentlandite has a narrow variation range in Ni:Fe but it is usually described as having a Ni:Fe of 1:1. It also contains minor cobalt, usually at low wt% levels." [Wikipedia]

Comments

See "Nickel(II) sulfide."

Adverse Effects
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