Agent Name

Nickel(III) oxide

CAS Number

1314-06-3

Formula

Ni2-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dinickel trioxide; Nickel oxide peroxide; Nickel peroxide; Nickel sesquioxide; Nickel trioxide; Nickelic oxide; [ChemIDplus] Black nickel oxide; [Hawley]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Gray-black solid, soluble in water; [Merck Index] Insoluble in water; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used in storage batteries; [Hawley]

Comments

May cause skin sensitization; [ESIS] Danger of skin and airway sensitization; [MAK] See "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ni

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Ni

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Decomposes at 600 deg C into NiO and O2; [Merck Index #6516]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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