Agent Name

Nickel(II) hydroxide

CAS Number

12054-48-7

Formula

H2-Ni-O2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Green nickel oxide; Nickel dihydroxide; Nickel hydroxide; Nickel hydroxide (Ni(OH)2); Nickel(2+) hydroxide; Nickelous hydroxide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green crystals; [HSDB] Water insoluble; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used to make nickel-cadmium batteries and catalysts; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] May cause skin sensitization; [ESIS] Danger of skin and airway sensitization; [MAK] 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

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 1,200 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 752 deg F; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

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