Agent Name

Nickel(II) sulfate heptahydrate

CAS Number

10101-98-1

Formula

H2-O4-S.Ni.7H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel sulfate heptahydrate; Nickel(2+) sulfate heptahydrate; Nickelous sulfate heptahydrate; Sulfuric acid, nickel(2+) salt (1:1), heptahydrate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green solid, soluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in nickel-plating, dyeing (mordant), diagnosing (contact allergen), and manufacturing (catalysts and other nickel compounds); [Merck Index] Most nickel sulfate is a byproduct of copper refining (electrolytic); [Ullmann]

Comments

Toxic material; [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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