Nickel acetate

  • Nickel(2+) acetate
  • Nickel diacetate
  • Nickel(II) acetate
  • Nickelous acetate
Formula
Ni(C2H3O2)2
Structure
Description
Dull green odorless solid.
Uses
Mainly as a mordant in textile industry & to a minor extent as a hydrogenation catalyst.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
373-02-4
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
206-761-7
RTECS
QR6125000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Merck
12,6583
Beilstein/Gmelin
3692532
Beilstein Reference
4-02-00-00094
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8053
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
2C2H3O2.Ni
Formula mass
176.78
Density
1.80 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry location.
Handling
Always wear gloves, mask, goggles and use a hood.
Protection
Rubber gloves; face shield or safety goggles; protective clothing.
Respirators
Mechanical filter respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep into suitable container for disposal.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
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.
Fire potential
Not flammable
Combustion products
Toxic gases and vapors (such as nickel carbonyl) may be released in a fire involving nickel.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
IDHL: NIOSH considers nickel metal and other compounds (as Ni) to be a potential
Carcinogin
G-A4, I-1, N-1, CP65
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Acute intoxication of nickel carbonyl has two stages, immediate and delayed. A person may have a temperature as a delayed symptom, but it will seldom elevate above 101 degrees. Early symptoms after inhalation are dizziness, giddiness, and weakness. Nickel salts are reported to be animal teratogens. Increased incidence of stillbirth and neonatal mortality of rat offspring were associated with maternal consumption of nickel chloride solutions prior to mating and during gestation. Nickel has been found in breast milk. ORAL ADMINISTRATION of nickel sulphate to rats caused decreased testicular, prostate, and seminal vesicle size as well as abnormalities of sperm and decreased sperm count.
   Ingestion
Large doses taken orally or by inhalation may cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Inhalation causes irritation of nose and throat. Ingestion causes vomiting. Contact with eyes causes irritation. May cause dermatitis in contact with skin.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
The possible benefit of early removal of some ingested material by cautious gastric lavage must be weighed against potential complications of bleeding or perforation. Activated charcoal activated charcoal binds most toxic agents and can decrease their systemic absorption if administered soon after ingestion. Activated charcoal: administer charcoal as a slurry (240 ml water/30 g charcoal). Usual dose: 25 to 100 g in adults/adolescents.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.
USCG CHRIS Code
NKA