Agent Name

Nickel(II) sulfide

CAS Number

11113-75-0; 16812-54-7

Formula

Ni-S

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

alpha-Nickel sulfide (1:1) crystalline; Nickel sulfide; Nickel sulfide (amorphous); Mononickel monosulfide; Nickel monosulfide; Nickel(2+) sulfide; Nickelous sulfide; beta Nickel sulfide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Black powder; Practically insoluble in water (0.0036 g/l @ 18 deg C); [MSDSonline]

Comments

Harmful if swallowed; May cause skin sensitization; Chronic inhalation of nickel compounds in high concentrations is linked to lung cancer and nasal sinus cancer.[MSDSonline] May cause skin sensitization; [ESIS] Danger of skin and airway sensitization; [MAK] 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

Explanatory Notes

mp = 797 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: