Agent Name

Nickel carbonate hydroxide tetrahydrate

CAS Number

39430-27-8

Formula

C-H4-Ni3-O7.4H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Basic nickel carbonate tetrahydrate; Nickel, (carbonato(2-))tetrahydroxytri-, tetrahydrate; [ChemIDplus] Nickel(II) hydroxide carbonate hydrate; [Merck Eurolab MSDS]

Category

Nickel Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Green odorless solid; Insoluble in water; [Merck Index]; [Merck Eurolab MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in nickel plating, catalysts, and ceramic glazes; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause skin sensitization; Risk of irreversible adverse health effects; Harmful by ingestion; [Merck Eurolab MSDS] See "Nickel" and the 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

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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