Agent Name

Nickel(II) octanoate

CAS Number

4995-91-9

Formula

C8-H16-O2.1/2Ni

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Caprylic acid, nickel(II) salt; Nickel dioctanoate; Nickel octanoate (VAN); Nickel octoate (VAN); Nickel(2+) caprylate; Nickel(2+) octanoate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Commercial product: Green liquid with an odor of petroleum; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Commercial product only available in mineral spirits (48% Nickel(II) octanoate, 39% Stoddard solvent (CAS# 8052-41-3), and 13% 2-Ethylhexanoic acid (CAS# 149-57-5)); Flammable; Highly corrosive to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes; May cause sensitization by inhalation or skin contact; May cause reproductive and developmental toxicity; Prolonged inhalation exposure may cause serious damage to health; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] 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

Explanatory Notes

HMIS value for commercial product (see Comments).

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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Diseases

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