Agent Name

Nickel(II) cyanide

CAS Number

557-19-7

Formula

C2-N2-Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel cyanide; Dicyanonickel; Nickel dicyanide; [ChemIDplus] UN1653

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Brownish-yellow crystals; [HSDB] Tetrahydrate: apple-green solid; Insoluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in nickel plating; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] Highly toxic; [Hawley] See "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases. See "CYANIDES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ni

PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as CN

MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as CN

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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