Agent Name

Nickel(II) nitrate hexahydrate

CAS Number

13478-00-7

Formula

N2-O6.Ni.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel dinitrate hexahydrate; Nickel(2+) dinitrate hexahydrate; Nickel(2+) nitrate, hexahydrate; Nickelous nitrate hexahydrate; Nitric acid, nickel(2+) salt, hexahydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green, deliquescent crystals; [Merck Index] Water soluble; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used in nickel plating and to make brown ceramic colors; [Merck Index] Used to make nickel catalysts; [Hawley] Also used in nickel-cadmium battery manufacturing; [Ullmann]

Comments

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

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