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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 539
Revision Date: March 25, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Nickel

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10041
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Sensitization, skin (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction (H317). Avoid breathing dust (P261).

Hazard class: Carcinogenicity (Category 2). Suspected of causing cancer (H351). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202). Use personal protective equipment as required (P281).

Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure (Category 1). Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Nickel is a known human carcinogen by inhalation as dust or fume (IARC-1). Nickel in shot form is less hazardous than in dust form.
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Nickel

7440-02-0 Ni 58.69
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice or attention (P308+P313).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340).
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing.
If on skin: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes (P302+P351). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell.
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Flammable as dust or fume.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Sweep up the spill, place in a sealed bag or container, and dispose. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #1. Store with metals and metal hydrides.
Store in a cool, dry place. When in dust form, use only in a hood or in a well-ventilated area.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves and eye protection (P280). Contaminated clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace (P272). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264).
Exposure guidelines: PEL 1 mg/m3 (OSHA); TLV 1.5 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Malleable, silver-gray metal, pellets, shot, powder and strips.
Odorless.
Soluble: Attacked by acids. Highly resistant to strong alkalies.

Melting point: 1455 °C
Specific gravity: 8.908
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with acids, oxidizing agents, and sulfur. Nickel may react violently with titanium, ammonium nitrate, potassium perchlorate, and hydrazoic acid.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Harmful dust, irritant, sensitizer
Chronic effects: Possible carcinogen
Target organs: Lungs, nose
ORL-RAT LD50: N.A.
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #27a is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-111-4), RCRA code D001, D003.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.