Material Safety Data Sheet
Nickel(II) hydroxide, c.p., 60-61% Ni

ACC# 53189
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Nickel(II) hydroxide, c.p., 60-61% Ni
Catalog Numbers: AC275020000, AC275020010, AC275020050, AC275022500
Nickel Dihydroxide; Nickelous Hydroxide.
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
12054-48-7 Nickel dihydroxide 100 235-008-5

Section 3 - Hazards Identification


Appearance: lime green powder.
Warning! Harmful if inhaled. May cause allergic skin reaction. May cause eye and skin irritation. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause respiratory tract irritation. Cancer suspect agent. May cause cancer based on animal studies.
Target Organs: Lungs, skin.

Potential Health Effects
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. 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 by eczema.
Ingestion: May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if swallowed.
Inhalation: Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
Chronic: May cause cancer according to animal studies. Symptoms of overexposure to nickel can cause sensitization, dermatitis, allergic asthma and pneumonitis.

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.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Inhalation: Remove from exposure and move 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. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
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. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions. 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 eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering 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.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Nickel dihydroxide 0.2 mg/m3 TWA (inhalable fraction, as Ni) (listed under Nickel, inorganic compounds, insoluble). 0.015 mg/m3 TWA (as Ni, except Nickel carbonyl) (listed under Nickel compounds).10 mg/m3 IDLH (as Ni, except Nickel carbonyl) (listed under Nickel compounds). 1 mg/m3 TWA (as Ni) (listed under Nickel soluble compounds).1 mg/m3 TWA (as Ni) (listed under Nickel insoluble compounds).

OSHA Vacated PELs: Nickel dihydroxide: 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: A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant respirator use.

Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties

Physical State: Powder
Appearance: lime green
Odor: none reported
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point:230 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:> 230 deg C
Solubility: Negligible.
Specific Gravity/Density:4.15
Molecular Formula:H2NiO2
Molecular Weight:92.70

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat, strong oxidants.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials: Strong acids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nickel oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 12054-48-7: QR7040000
CAS# 12054-48-7:
     Inhalation, rat: LC50 = 1200 mg/m3/4H;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 1515 mg/kg;
     Skin, rat: LD50 = >2 gm/kg;

CAS# 12054-48-7:

Epidemiology: Epidemiological studies 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 found
Reproductive Effects: No information found
Mutagenicity: No information found
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: Daphnia: Daphnia: 51mg/L; 48H; No data available.
Environmental: Aquatic Fate: The mobility of nickel in the aquatic environment is controlled largely by the capability of various sorbents to scavenge it from solution. Although data are limited, it appears that in pristine environments, hydrous oxides of iron and manganese control nickel's mobility via co-precipitation and sorption. In polluted environments, the more prevalent organic material will keep nickel soluble. Expected to bioconcentrate.
Physical: No information available.

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: ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, SOLID, N.O.S. No information available.
Hazard Class: 9
UN Number: UN3077
Packing Group: III

Section 15 - Regulatory Information


     CAS# 12054-48-7 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
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.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
     CAS# 12054-48-7: 10 lb final RQ; 4.54 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
     None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
Section 313
     This material contains Nickel dihydroxide (listed as Nickel compounds), 100%, (CAS# 12054-48-7) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
     CAS# 12054-48-7 (listed as Nickel compounds) is listed as a hazardous      air pollutant (HAP).
     This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
     This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 12054-48-7 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
     None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. CAS# 12054-48-7 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water Act.
     None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
     CAS# 12054-48-7 can be found on the following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Minnesota, (listed as Nickel soluble compounds), Minnesota, (listed as Nickel insoluble compounds), Massachusetts.

California Prop 65
The following statement(s) is(are) made in order to comply with the California Safe Drinking Water Act:
WARNING: This product contains Nickel dihydroxide, a chemical known to the state of California to cause cancer.
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:
     XN N
Risk Phrases:

     R 20/22 Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.
     R 40 Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
     R 43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.
     R 50/53 Very toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term
     adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Safety Phrases:

     S 22 Do not breathe dust.
     S 36 Wear suitable protective clothing.
     S 60 This material and its container must be disposed of as hazardou
     s waste.
     S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to special instructions
     /safety data sheets.

WGK (Water Danger/Protection)

     CAS# 12054-48-7: No information available.
Canada - DSL/NDSL
     CAS# 12054-48-7 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
     This product has a WHMIS classification of D2A, D2B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
     CAS# 12054-48-7 is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.

Section 16 - Additional Information

MSDS Creation Date: 7/28/1999
Revision #4 Date: 11/20/2008

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