Agent Name

Nickel(II) fluoride

CAS Number

10028-18-9

Formula

F2-Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel difluoride; Nickel fluoride (NiF2); Nickel(II) fluoride (1:2); Nickelous fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellow to green crystals, slightly soluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in catalysts, varistors, battery cathodes, and to make elemental fluorine for research and lasers; [HSDB]

Comments

Warning: possible fluorosis after chronic exposure; [Merck Index] There is limited evidence in experimental animals that nickel fluoride is carcinogenic. [IARC] See "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases. See "FLUORIDES."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ni

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Ni

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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