International Chemical Safety Cards

NICKEL (II) SULPHATE ICSC: 0063
NICKEL (II) SULPHATE
Nickelous sulphate
Nickel(2+) sulfate
NiSO4
Molecular mass: 154.8
CAS # 7786-81-4
RTECS # QR9350000
ICSC # 0063
EC # 028-009-00-5
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Sore throat.
    Ventilation (not if powder), local exhaust, or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
  • EYES
  • Redness.
    Safety spectacles, or face shield, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Dizziness. Headache. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Vacuum spilled material. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).


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    R: 22-40-42/43
    S: (2-)22-36/37
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    ICSC: 0063 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    NICKEL (II) SULPHATE ICSC: 0063

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ODOURLESS YELLOW CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating at 848C, producing toxic fumes of sulfur trioxide and nickel monoxide. The solution in water is a weak acid.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as Ni): ppm; 0.1 mg/m3 (as TWA) (ACGIH 1993-1994).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma. Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to the aerosol. This substance is carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point (decomposes): 848C
    Relative density (water = 1): 3.7
    Solubility in water: good (29.3 g/100 ml at 0C)
    ENVIRONMENTAL
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    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0063 NICKEL (II) SULPHATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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