Agent Name

Nickel biscyclopentadiene

Alternative Name

Nickelocene

CAS Number

1271-28-9

Formula

C10-H10-Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Di-pi-cyclopentadienylnickel; Nickel biscyclopentadiene; Nickelocene; Nikelocen [Czech]; pi-Cyclopentadienyl compd. With nickel; Bis(eta5-2,4-cyclopentadien-1-yl)nickel; [ChemIDplus] UN3391

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Dark liquid in an 8-10% solution in toluene; [CAMEO] Dark green crystals; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst and complexing agent; [Hawley]

Comments

Toxic after inhalation or skin absorption; [Hawley] Toxic by ingestion; LD50 (rat) = 490 mg/kg; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline] There is limited evidence that nickelocene is carcinogenic in experimental animals; [IARC] See "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases. " See "ORGANOMETALS."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Ni

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 39 deg F (8-10% solution in toluene); [CAMEO] mp = 171-173 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Flammability (NFPA)

3: May ignite at ambient temperature

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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Diseases

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