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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 541
Revision Date: April 30, 2018
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Nickel Chloride

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10043
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral and inhalation (Category 3). Toxic if swallowed or inhaled (H301+H331). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).
Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 2). Causes skin irritation (H315).
Hazard class: Sensitization, skin and respiratory tract (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction, allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H317+H334). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).
Hazard class: Germ cell mutagenicity (Category 2). Suspected of causing genetic defects (H341). 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: Carcinogenicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350). Nickel compounds are known human carcinogens by inhalation of dust (IARC-1).
Hazard class: Reproductive toxicity (Category 1). May damage fertility or the unborn child (H360).
Hazard class: Specific target organ toxicity, repeated exposure (Category 1). Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure (H372).
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Nickel chloride, hexahydrate

Synonyms: Nickel(II) chloride; Nickelous chloride; Nickel dichloride
7791-20-0 NiCl2•6H2O 237.72
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
If exposed or concerned: Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P311). If inhaled:If experiencing respiratory symptoms: Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician (P342+P311). If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do; continue rinsing (P337+P313). If eye irritation persists eyes: Get medical advice/attention (P301+P310). If on skin: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes (P351). If skin irritation occurs:If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention (P333+P313). If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P301+P330+P310).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid.
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 #2. Store with acetates, halides, sulfates, sulfites, thiosulfates and phosphates.
Deliquescent. Store in a cool, dry place within a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag. Keep container tightly closed (P233). Use only in a hood or in a well-ventilated area.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Contaminated clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace (P272). Use only in a hood or in a well-ventilated area. Wear respiratory protection (P284).
Exposure guidelines: PEL 1 mg/m3 (OSHA), 0.1 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Green scales. Odorless.
Soluble: Water, alcohol, and ammonium hydroxide
Melting point: 1001 °C
Specific gravity: 3.55
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with peroxides.
Shelf life: Poor, deliquescent. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Toxic, irritant, sensitizer, GI disturbances
Chronic effects: Known carcinogen, dermatitis
Target organs: Lungs
ORL-RAT LD50: 105 mg/kg
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 #27f 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 (231-743-0).
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).
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