Nickel peroxide

  • Dinickel trioxide
  • Nickel sesquioxide
Formula
Ni2O3
Structure
Description
Odorless green-black cubic crystals (yellow when hot) or green powder.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
1314-06-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
215-217-8
EC Index Number
028-005-00-3
EC Class
Carcinogenic Category 1; Sensitising; Dangerous for the Environment
RTECS
QR8420000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Mutagen
UN (DOT)
8027
Merck
12,6599
Beilstein/Gmelin
63131 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
H2NiO3
Formula mass
165.39
Melting point, °C
1983.9
Density
4.84 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
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.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear a NIOSH-approved half face respirator equipped with an organic vapor/acid gas cartridge (specific for organic vapors, HCl, acid gas and SO2) with a dust/mist filter.
Small spills/leaks
If you spill this chemical, dampen the solid spill material with 5% ammonium hydroxide, then transfer the dampened material to a suitable container. Use absorbent paper dampened with 5% ammonium hydroxide to pick up any remaining material. Your contaminated clothing and the absorbent paper should be sealed in a vapor-tight plastic bag for eventual disposal. Wash all contaminated surfaces with 5% ammonium hydroxide followed by washing with a soap and water solution. Do not reenter the contaminated area until the Safety Officer (or other responsible person) has verified that the area has been properly cleaned.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Reacts violently with iodine, hydrogen sulfide and (BaO + air) Incompatible with anilinium perchlorate and hydrogen peroxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fires involving this material can be controlled with a dry chemical, carbon dioxide or Halon extinguisher. A water spray may also be used.
Fire potential
This material is probably combustible.
Hazards
Containers may explode when heated.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA PEL: 1 mg/m3 as Ni
Carcinogin
G-A1, I-1, N-1, CP65
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See inhalation.
   Inhalation
Exposure to this compound can result in nickel itch, which includes skin sensitization and itching dermatitis. It may cause intestinal disorders. It may also cause irritation to the eyes, skin and upper respiratory tract. It may cause conjunctivitis. Other symptoms include asthma, epiphora and pulmonary fibrosis. Chronic exposure to this compound may result in lung and nasal cancer. It may also cause sinus and laryngeal cancer.
   Skin
See inhalation.
   Eyes
See inhalation

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
IMMEDIATELY leave the contaminated area; take deep breaths of fresh air. IMMEDIATELY call a physician and be prepared to transport the victim to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as wheezing, coughing, shortness of breath, or burning in the mouth, throat, or chest) develop. Provide proper respiratory protection to rescuers entering an unknown atmosphere. Whenever possible, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) should be used.
   Skin
IMMEDIATELY flood affected skin with water while removing and isolating all contaminated clothing. Gently wash all affected skin areas thoroughly with soap and water. IMMEDIATELY call a hospital or poison control center even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim to a hospital for treatment after washing the affected areas.
   Eyes
First check the victim for contact lenses and remove if present. Flush victim's eyes with water or normal saline solution for 20 to 30 minutes while simultaneously calling a hospital or poison control center. Do not put any ointments, oils, or medication in the victim's eyes without specific instructions from a physician. IMMEDIATELY transport the victim after flushing eyes to a hospital even if no symptoms (such as redness or irritation) develop.

Transport.
UN number
8027
Response guide