Agent Name

Basic nickel(II) carbonate

Alternative Name

Nickel carbonate hydroxide

CAS Number

12607-70-4

Formula

C-H4-Ni3-O7

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Carbonic acid, nickel salt, basic; Nickel carbonate hydroxide (2Ni(OH)2.Ni(CO3)); Nickel carbonate hydroxide (Ni3(CO3)(OH)4); Nickel, (carbonato(2-))tetrahydroxytri-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Tetrahydrate: Green odorless solid; [Merck Index] Light green powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in nickel plating, ceramic colors and glazes, and as a catalyst for hardening of fats; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; May cause immediate or delayed occupational asthma; [MSDSonline] There is limited animal evidence for the carcinogenicity of nickel salts; The overall evaluation is that nickel compounds are human carcinogens (Group 1); [IARC] 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, as Ni

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

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