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Nickel metal and other compounds (as Ni)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Nickel metal: Elemental nickel, Nickel catalyst
Synonyms of other nickel compounds vary depending upon the specific compound.
CAS No.
7440-02-0 (Metal)
RTECS No.
QR5950000 (Metal)
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
Ni (Metal)
Conversion
IDLH
Ca [10 mg/m3 (as Ni)]
See: 7440020
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
*: Ca TWA 0.015 mg/m3 See Appendix A [*Note: The REL does not apply to Nickel carbonyl.]
OSHA PEL
*: TWA 1 mg/m3 [*Note: The PEL does not apply to Nickel carbonyl.]
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 7300 , 7301 , 7303 , 9102;
OSHA ID121 , ID125G
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Metal: Lustrous, silvery, odorless solid.
MW:
58.7
BP:
5139°F
MLT: 2831°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
0 mmHg (approx)
IP:
NA
Sp.Gr:
8.90 (Metal)
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Metal: Combustible Solid; nickel sponge catalyst may ignite SPONTANEOUSLY in air.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong acids, sulfur, selenium, wood & other combustibles, nickel nitrate
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
sensitization dermatitis, allergic asthma, pneumonitis; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Nasal cavities, lungs, skin
Cancer Site
[lung and nasal cancer]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: No recommendation
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)

Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator with an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0062   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0156
 
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