- Nickelous nitrate
- Nickel(II) nitrate hexahydrate
- Nickel dinitrate
Grass green crystalline solid.
Nickel-plating, manufacture of brown ceramic colors.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Mutagen; Reproductive Effector
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
2.05 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep well closed.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water. Water spill: Add soda ash (Na2CO3). Use mechanical dredges or lifts to remove immobilized masses of pollutants and precipitates.
Flood with water. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible.
Contact of solid with wood or paper may cause fires. Hexahydrate dangerous fire risk.
May incr intensity of fire if in contact with combustible material hexahydrate
Toxic oxides of nitrogen may form in fire.
TLV (as Ni): ppm; 0.05 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1990-1991).
G-A4, I-1, N-1, CP65
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. Throbbing headache is common. Seizures have been reported following severe intoxication. Behavioral deficits were observed in the adult offspring of rats who received sodium nitrite prenatally.
Initial effects of ingestion are gastric irritation with nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain.
Respiratory depression and cyanosis may be noted, due to methemoglobinemia.
Cyanosis that minimally responds to oxygen therapy may be noted, and is indicative of probable methemoglobinemia.
Visual field defects have been reported in sodium nitrite poisoning.
Immediate life support measures should be provided because of associated hypotension, seizures, and methemoglobinemia-induced anoxia. Ipecac induced vomiting is not recommended because of the potential for seizures.
Move patient to fresh air. Monitor for respiratory distress. Administer oxygen and assist ventilation as required. Treatment should include recommendations listed in the oral exposure section when appropriate.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. In case of contact with substance, immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.
Irrigate exposed eyes with copious amounts of tepid water for at least 15 minutes. If irritation, pain, swelling, lacrimation, or photophobia persist, the patient should be seen in a health care facility.
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