Nickel nitrate hexahydrate

  • Nickelous nitrate hexahydrate
  • Nitric acid nickel(II) salt hexahydrate
Formula
Ni(NO3)2.6H2O
Structure
Description
Emerald green, odorless solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13478-00-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-068-5
R 45 8 22 43
S 53 17 45
RTECS
QR7300000
RTECS class
Tumorigen
UN (DOT)
2725
Merck
12,6596
Beilstein/Gmelin
18052 (G)
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-4811
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
H12N2NiO12
Formula mass
290.79
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0
Vapor density (air=1)
10.0
Density
2.05 g/cm3
Solubility in water
2385 g/L
Refractive index
1.422

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Do not store near combustible materials. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from reducing agents.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Wash clothing before reuse.
Protection
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
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Wear a self contained breathing apparatus and appropriate Personal protection. (See Exposure Controls, Personal Protection section). Avoid generating dusty conditions. Remove all sources of ignition. Carefully scoop up and place into appropriate disposal container. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Alkyl esters, aluminum, hydroxylamine, phosphinates, phosphorus, strong reducing agents, strong acids, sulfur, tin (II) chloride.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, nitrogen, nickel oxide.

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 water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Substance is nonflammable. Oxidizer. Greatly increases the burning rate of combustible materials. Containers may explode if exposed to fire. Extinguishing media: Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers. Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire. For large fires flood fire with water from a distance. DO NOT use dry chemicals, carbon dioxide, Halon or foams.
Fire potential
These substances will accelerate burning when involved in a fire.
Hazards
May explode from heat or contamination. May react explosively with hydrocarbons (fuels). May ignite combustibles.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
 
Special
O

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
NIOSH: Potential Occupational Carcinogen
Carcinogin
G-A4, I-1, N-1, CP65
Poison_Class
4
Exposure effects
Prolonged inhalation may cause respiratory tract inflammation and lung damage. Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause sensitization dermatitis and possible destruction and/or ulceration. May cause respiratory tract cancer.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney damage.
   Inhalation
Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract. Inhalation of vapor may cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis, convulsions, tachycardia, dyspnea, and death.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May cause severe irritation and possible burns. May cause dermatitis.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation. May cause conjunctivitis.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
2725
Response guide
Hazard class
5.1
Packing Group
III