Agent Name

Nickel(II) nitrate

CAS Number

13138-45-9

Formula

N2-O6.Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel bis(nitrate); Nickel dinitrate; Nickel nitrate; Nickel nitrate (Ni(NO3)2); Nickel(2+) nitrate; Nickel(II) nitrate (1:2); Nickelous nitrate; Nitric acid, nickel(2+) salt; Nitric acid, nickel(II) salt; [ChemIDplus] UN2725

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Hexahydrate: green, deliquescent crystals with a mp of 56.7 deg C; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in nickel plating and to make brown ceramic pigments; [Merck Index] Used in batteries; [HSDB] Used to make nickel catalysts; [CAMEO]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] Dangerous fire risk and strong oxidizing agent; [Hawley] 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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