Agent Name

Nickel(II) perchlorate hexahydrate

CAS Number

13520-61-1

Formula

Cl2-O8.Ni.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel diperchlorate hexahydrate; Nickel(2+) perchlorate, hexahydrate; Nickelous perchlorate hexahydrate; Perchloric acid, nickel(2+) salt, hexahydrate; [ChemIDplus] UN1481

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green crystals; Soluble in water (2225 g/l @ 0 deg C); [MSDSonline]

Comments

Harmful if swallowed; May cause skin sensitization; [MSDSonline] SSee "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases. See "PERCHLORATES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ni

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Ni

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

mp = 140 deg C; UN number 1481 is for "Perchlorates, inorganic." [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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