Agent Name

Nickel sulfate

CAS Number

7786-81-4

Formula

O4-S.Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel sulfate (NiSO4); Nickel sulfate (VAN); Nickel sulfate(1:1); Nickel(2+) sulfate; Nickel(2+) sulfate (1:1); Nickel(2+)sulfate(1:1); Nickel(II) sulfate; Nickel(II) sulfate (1:1); Nickelous sulfate; Sulfuric acid nickel(2+) salt; Sulfuric acid, nickel(2+) salt (1:1); Sulfuric acid, nickel(2+)salt; Sulphuric acid, nickel(II) salt; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Pale green to yellow solid; [Merck Index] Blue-green odorless crystals; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in electroplating, dyeing fabrics (mordant), and blackening zinc and brass; Also used to make other nickel compounds and in coatings and ceramics; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization and asthma after prolonged contact; May cause inflammation and ulceration of the nasal sinuses; [ICSC] Danger of skin and airway sensitization; [MAK] An irritant; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization after prolonged contact; [MSDSonline] 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

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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