Nickel metal and other compounds (as Ni)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Elemental nickel, Nickel catalyst
CAS No.
7440-02-0 (Metal)
RTECS No.
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.] See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
NIOSH 7300 , 7301 , 7303 , 9102;
OSHA ID121 , ID125G
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Metal: Lustrous, silvery, odorless solid.
Molecular Weight
58.7
Boiling Point
5139°F
Melting Point
2831°F
Solubility
Insoluble
Vapor Pressure
0 mmHg (approx)
Ionization Potential
NA
Specific Gravity
8.90 (Metal)
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
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.
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Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0062   MEDICAL TESTS: 0156
Page last reviewed: October 17, 2018