Material Safety Data
Nickel (II) Chloride Hexahydrate, 99.9999%
MSDS Name: Nickel (II) Chloride Hexahydrate, 99.9999%
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
Catalog Numbers: AC193570000, AC193570050, AC193570250
Synonyms: Nickelous Chloride; Nickel Dichloride.
Fair Lawn, NJ
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
||Nickel (II) Chloride Hexahydrate
Hazard Symbols: T
Phrases: 25 20
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: green. Warning! Contact with skin causes
irritation and possible burns, especially if the skin is wet or moist. May cause
severe skin irritation and possible burns. May cause respiratory and digestive
tract irritation. May cause allergic skin reaction. May cause cancer based on
animal studies. Toxic. Harmful if swallowed. Potential cancer hazard.
Target Organs: Respiratory system.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation and possible burns.
Skin: Contact with skin causes irritation and possible
burns, especially if the skin is wet or moist. May cause severe irritation and
possible burns. May cause dermatitis. Causes "nickel itch" which is a dermatitis
resulting from sensitization to nickel, which is characterized by skin
eruptions, followed by discrete ulcers that may discharge and become crusted, or
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. Causes
gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Inhalation: Inhalation of a mist of this material may cause
respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: Prolonged or
repeated skin contact may cause sensitization dermatitis and possible
destruction and/or ulceration. May cause respiratory tract cancer. Symptoms of
overexposure to nickel can cause sensitization, dermatitis, allergic asthma and
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least
15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid
immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and
water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce
vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Water runoff can cause environmental damage. Dike and collect water used
to fight fire. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated
by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to
extinguish surrounding fire.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and
place into a suitable disposal container. Reduce airborne dust and prevent
scattering by moistening with water. Clean up spills immediately, observing
precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty
conditions. Carefully scoop up and place into appropriate disposal container.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a cool,
dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be
equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation
to keep airborne concentrations low.
|Nickel (II) Chloride Hexahydrate
OSHA Vacated PELs: Nickel
(II) Chloride Hexahydrate: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described
by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective
clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA
respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149.
Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Vapor Pressure: 1 mm Hg @1140F
Density: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 1783 deg F
Freezing/Melting Point:Not available.
Flash Point: Noncombustible.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Upper: Not available.
Specific Gravity/Density:3.55 (water=1)
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible
materials, dust generation, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other
Materials: Strong acids, peroxides, potassium.
Decomposition Products: Hydrogen chloride, nickel oxide.
Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 -
CAS# 7791-20-0: QR6480000
Oral, rat: LD50 = 105 mg/kg;
ACGIH: A5 - Not
Suspected as a Human Carcinogen (listed as Nickel).
carcinogen; initial date 10/1/89 (listed as Nickel).
occupational carcinogen (listed as Nickel)
NTP: Suspect carcinogen
(listed as Nickel).
OSHA: Possible select carcinogen (listed as
IARC: Group 2B carcinogen (listed as Nickel).
Epidemiology: IARC Group 2B: Proven animal carcinogenic substance of
pote ntial relevance to humans. IARC Group 2B: No data availa ble on human
carcinogenicity, however sufficient evi dence of carcinogenicity in animals.
Epidemiological studi es have shown an increased incidence of cancers among
nickel refinery workers. An increased incidence of lung and nasal cavity cancers
has been noted among women in nickel smelters and refineries.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information
Mutagenicity: Cytogenetic Analysis: mouse mammary gland
800umol/L. Sister Chromatid Exchange: hamster fibroblast 32mg/L.
Studies: See actual entry in RTECS for complete information.
Section 12 -
data available. No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 -
||DOT regulated - small quantity provisions apply (see
||POISONOUS SOLID NOS (NICKEL CHLORIDE
Section 15 -
CAS# 7791-20-0 is not on the TSCA
Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7791-20-0: acute, chronic.
material contains Nickel (II) Chloride Hexahydrate (listed as ** undefined **),
99 9999%, (CAS# 7791-20-0) which is subject to the reporting requirements of
Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This
material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not
contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
None of the
chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None
of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the
CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under
None of the chemicals in this product are
considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7791-20-0 is not
present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in
Accordance with EC Directives
R 25 Toxic if swallowed.
R 20 Harmful by inhalation.
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 7791-20-0: No information
None of the chemicals in
this product are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. This product has a WHMIS
classification of D1B, D2A.
CAS# 7791-20-0 is not listed on Canada's
Ingredient Disclosure List.
OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 0.1 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-AU
STRALIA:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3
OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3 (insoluble compou
nds) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 1
mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 0.05 mg(Ni)/
m3;STEL 0.25 mg(Ni)/m3
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.05 mg(Ni)/m3;Carcinogen OEL
-DENMARK:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3
(insoluble compounds) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.1 mg
OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.1 mg(Ni)/m3;Skin;CAR (insoluble
1 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-GERMANY;Carcinogen OEL-HU
NGARY:STEL 0.005 mg(Ni)/m3;CAR
(insoluble compounds) OEL-HUNGARY:STEL
OEL-JAPAN:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3;Carcinogen OEL
-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 0.1 mg(Ni)/m3
OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m
3 (insoluble compounds) OEL-THE
PHILIPPINES:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-RUSS
IA:STEL 0.05 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA
0.5 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-SWITZERLAND:
TWA 0.5 mg(Ni)/m3 (insoluble compounds)
OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.5 mg(Ni
)/m3;Carcinogen JAN9 OEL-THAILAND:TWA 1
mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDOM
:TWA 0.5 mg(Ni)/m3 (insoluble compounds)
OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 1 mg(
Ni)/m3 OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA
check ACGIH TLV OEL
IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #4 Date: 8/02/2000
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