Material Safety Data Sheet
Nickel(II) hydroxide, c.p., 60-61% Ni
MSDS Name: Nickel(II) hydroxide, c.p., 60-61% Ni
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
AC275020000, AC275020010, AC275020050, AC275022500
Nickel Dihydroxide; Nickelous Hydroxide.
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
|| 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
May cause eye irritation.
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.
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. May be harmful if
Harmful if inhaled. May cause respiratory tract irritation.
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
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally
lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing
Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert,
rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
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
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
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.
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.
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
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.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
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
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry,
well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
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.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
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:
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
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
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
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat, strong
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, nickel oxide.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
LC50 = 1200 mg/m3/4H;
LD50 = 1515 mg/kg;
Skin, rat: LD50
= >2 gm/kg;
- ACGIH: A1 - Confirmed Human Carcinogen (listed as 'Nickel, inorganic compounds, insoluble').
- California: carcinogen, initial date 10/1/89
- NTP: Known carcinogen (listed as Nickel compounds).
- IARC: Group 1 carcinogen
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.
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Section 12 - Ecological Information
Daphnia: Daphnia: 51mg/L; 48H;
No data available.
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.
No information available.
For more information, see "HANDBOOK OF ENVIRONMENTAL FATE AND
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
||ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCES, SOLID, N.O.S.
||No information available.
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.
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.
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
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 Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
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.
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 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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