Agent Name

Nickel subsulfide

Alternative Name

Trinickel disulfide

CAS Number

12035-72-2

Formula

Ni3-S2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Trinickel disulfide; Nickel sesquisulfide; Nickel subsulfide; Nickel subsulphide; Nickel sulfide; Nickel sulphide; Nickel tritadisulphide; Nickel(III) sulfide; alpha nickel subsulfide; alpha-Nickel sulfide (3:2) crystalline; [ChemIDplus] Heezlewoodite; [ACGIH]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellowish-bronze to gold-green metallic solid; [CAMEO] Slightly soluble in water; [ACGIH]

Sources/Uses

Used in lithium primary batteries; [HSDB] Formed in smelting and refining of nickel ores and may be formed when nickel catalysts are used in petroleum refining; [ACGIH]

Comments

A skin sensitizer; [ICSC] Inhalation may cause asthma, pneumonitis, lung cancer, and nasal cancer; [CAMEO] 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

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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