Agent Name

Nickel(II) acetate

CAS Number

373-02-4

Formula

C4-H6-O4.Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Acetic acid, nickel(2+) salt; Nickel acetate; Nickel diacetate; Nickel(2+) acetate; Nickel(II) acetate (1:2); Nickelous acetate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green monoclinic crystals; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst and mordant for textiles; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] Danger of skin and airway sensitization; [MAK] There is limited evidence in experimental animals that nickel acetate is carcinogenic. [IARC] 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

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

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