Agent Name

Nickel(II) acetate tetrahydrate

CAS Number

6018-89-9

Formula

C4-H6-O4.Ni.4H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, nickel(+2) salt, tetrahydrate; Diacetatonickel tetrahydrate; Nickel acetate; Nickel acetate tetrahydrate; Nickel diacetate tetrahydrate; Nickel(II) acetate tetrahydrate; Nickelous acetate tetrahydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green solid with acetic odor; [Merck Index] Water soluble; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst and mordant for dyeing textiles; [Merck Index] Used in electroplating, as a sealant for anodized aluminum, and to make other nickel compounds; [HSDB]

Comments

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

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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