Agent Name

Nickel(II) carbonate

CAS Number

3333-67-3

Formula

C-H2-O3.Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel monocarbonate; Nickel(2+) carbonate (NiCO3); Nickelous carbonate; Carbonic acid, nickel(2+) salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus] UN3288

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green crystals; [HSDB] Nearly insoluble in water; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used in colored glass, nickel pigments, electroplating solutions, and catalysts in wastewater treatment; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin irritant; May cause skin sensitization and asthma after prolonged contact; [ICSC] Danger of skin and airway sensitization; [MAK] There is limited evidence in experimental animals that nickel carbonate is carcinogenic. [IARC] 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

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

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