Agent Name

Nickel potassium cyanide

CAS Number

14220-17-8

Formula

C4-N4-Ni.2K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dipotassium nickel tetracyanide; Dipotassium tetracyanonickelate; Nickelate(2-), tetrakis(cyano-C)-, dipotassium, (SP-4-1)-; Nickelate, tetracyano-, dipotassium; Potassium tetracyanonickelate; Potassium tetracyanonickelate(II); Dipotassium tetracyanoniccolate; Nickelate(2-), tetracyano-, dipotassium (8CI); Nickelate(2-), tetrakis(cyano-C)-, dipotassium, (SP-4-1)-; Nickelate(2-), tetrakis(cyano-kappaC)-, dipotassium, (SP-4-1)-; [ChemIDplus] UN1588

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Orange-yellow solid (monohydrate); Soluble in water; [Merck Index #7684]

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] See "Nickel" and linked occupational diseases. See "CYANIDES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Ni

PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as CN

MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as CN

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The UN number 1588 is for "Cyanides, inorganic, solid."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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Diseases

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