Agent Name

Nickel(II) chloride

CAS Number

7718-54-9

Formula

Cl2-Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nichel(II) chloride; Nickel chloride; Nickel chloride (NiCl2); Nickel dichloride; Nickel(2+) chloride; Nickel(II) chloride (1:2); Nickelous chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellow, deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] Water soluble; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used in nickel plating cast zinc, electrolytic refining of nickel, producing nickel catalysts and nickel salts, absorbing of ammonia gas in respirators, electrodeless plating of nickel, tin-nickel alloy plating, and fungicides; [HSDB]

Comments

Irritating to eyes, nose, and throat; [HSDB] Danger of skin and airway sensitization; [MAK] There is limited evidence in experimental animals that nickel chloride 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

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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