Agent Name

Nickel disulfide

CAS Number

12035-51-7

Formula

Ni-S2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Nickel sulfide; [ChemIDplus] Nickel (IV) sulfide; [MSDSonline]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Black granules that smell like rotten eggs; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Comments

A skin irritant and possible sensitizer; [MSDSonline] 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

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: