Agent Name

Nickel(II) iodide

CAS Number

13462-90-3

Formula

I2-Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel diiodide; Nickel iodide (NiI2); Nickel(2+) iodide; Nickelous iodide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Black solid; Hexahydrate: bluish-green crystals that are very deliquescent; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst in the addition of carbon monoxide to organic compounds; [HSDB]

Comments

See "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Ni, inhalable fraction (0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides))

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Ni

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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