Material Safety Data Sheet
Nickel Sulfate Hexahydrate, Reagent ACS (Crystals)

ACC# 01108
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Nickel Sulfate Hexahydrate, Reagent ACS (Crystals)
Catalog Numbers: AC415610000, AC415610050, AC415615000
Nickeous Sulfate Crystal; Single Nickel Salt; Sulfuric Acid Nickel (II) Salt.
Company Identification:

              Acros Organics N.V.
              One Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300

Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
10101-97-0 NICKEL(II) SULFATE HEXAHYDRATE >98% unlisted

Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:
22 40 43

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: blue-green. Warning! Harmful if swallowed. May cause eye and skin irritation. May cause respiratory and digestive tract irritation. May cause allergic skin reaction. May cause cancer based on animal studies.
Target Organs: Respiratory system.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: Causes skin irritation. May cause severe irritation and possible burns. May cause dermatitis.
Ingestion: May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
Inhalation: Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract. Inhalation of vapor 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.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

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: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists. 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 immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth resuscitation.
Notes to Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.

Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures

General 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. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along the ground and collect in low or confined areas.
Extinguishing Media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Wash area with soap and water. Wear a self contained breathing apparatus and appropriate Personal protection. (See Exposure Controls, Personal Protection section). Avoid generating dusty conditions. Carefully scoop up and place into appropriate disposal container. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

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 tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from strong acids.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
NICKEL(II) SULFATE HEXAHYDRATE none listed none listed none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: NICKEL(II) SULFATE HEXAHYDRATE: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: 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 Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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 necessary.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: blue-green
Odor: None reported
pH: 4.5 in solution.
Vapor Pressure: Negligible
Vapor Density: 9.1
Evaporation Rate:Negligible
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 103 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:53 deg C
Autoignition Temperature: Noncombustible
Flash Point: Noncombustible
Decomposition Temperature:280 deg C
NFPA Rating:
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Solubility: 625g/L @20C in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:2.07 (water=1)
Molecular Formula:NiSO4.6H2O
Molecular Weight:262.828

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid: Ignition sources, excess heat, strong acids.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong acids, strong oxidizing agents.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Oxides of sulfur, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, nickel oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 10101-97-0: QR9600000
CAS# 10101-97-0:
Oral, rat: LD50 = 264 mg/kg;
CAS# 10101-97-0:
ACGIH: A4 - Not Classifiable as a Human Carcinogen (listed as Nickel, water-soluble ino
California: carcinogen; initial date 10/1/89 (listed as Nickel, water-soluble inorganic comp
NIOSH: occupational carcinogen (listed as Nickel)
NTP: Suspect carcinogen (listed as Nickel).
OSHA: Possible select carcinogen (listed as Nickel).
IARC: Group 2B carcinogen (listed as Nickel).
Epidemiology: No information available.
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: Paternal Effects: intraperitoneal-rat TDLo=403mg/kg.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: Please refer to RTECS QR9600000 for mutation data and references.
Other Studies: None.

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: No data available. Prawn (salt water) LC50=13.9ppm/48H Rainbow trout (fresh water) TLm=160ppm/48H
Environmental: Nickel is very mobile in aquatic environment and shows potential for bioaccumulation.
Physical: No information available.
Other: None.

Section 13 - Disposal Considerations

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 - Transport Information

Shipping Name: No information available. AMMONIUM HYDROGEN FLUORIDE
Hazard Class: 8(9.2)
UN Number: UN1727
Packing Group: II

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


CAS# 10101-97-0 is not on the TSCA Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements (40CFR720.3(u)(2)).
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
Section 12b
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.

Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 10101-97-0: acute, chronic.
Section 313
This material contains NICKEL(II) SULFATE HEXAHYDRATE (listed as ** undefined **), 98%, (CAS# 10101-97-0) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
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 the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 10101-97-0 is not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International Regulations
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
R 40 Possible risks of irreversible effects.
R 43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.

Safety Phrases:

S 22 Do not breathe dust.
S 36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

CAS# 10101-97-0: 2

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# 10101-97-0 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Exposure Limits
CAS# 10101-97-0: OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 0.1 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-A
USTRALIA:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3 (insoluble compo
/m3;STEL 0.25 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.05 mg(Ni)/m3;Carcinogen OE
L-DENMARK:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3 (insoluble compounds) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.1 m
g(Ni)/m3;Carcinogen OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.1 mg(Ni)/m3;Skin;CAR (insoluble
compounds) OEL-FRANCE:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-GERMANY;Carcinogen OEL-H
UNGARY:STEL 0.005 mg(Ni)/m3;CAR (insoluble compounds) OEL-HUNGARY:STE
L 0.005 mg(Ni)/m3;Carcinogen OEL-JAPAN:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3;Carcinogen OE
m3 (insoluble compounds) OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-RUS
:TWA 0.5 mg(Ni)/m3 (insoluble compounds) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.5 mg(N
i)/m3;Carcinogen JAN9 OEL-THAILAND:TWA 1 mg(Ni)/m3 OEL-UNITED KINGDO
M:TWA 0.5 mg(Ni)/m3 (insoluble compounds) OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 1 mg

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 8/07/1998
Revision #1 Date: 8/02/2000
The information above is believed to be accurate and represents the best information currently available to us. However, we make no warranty of merchantability or any other warranty, express or implied, with respect to such information, and we assume no liability resulting from its use. Users should make their own investigations to determine the suitability of the information for their particular purposes. In no event shall Fisher be liable for any claims, losses, or damages of any third party or for lost profits or any special, indirect, incidental, consequential or exemplary damages, howsoever arising, even if Fisher has been advised of the possibility of such damages.