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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 543
Revision Date: March 21, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Nickel Nitrate

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10045
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Oxidizing solids (Category 3). May intensify fire; oxidizer (H272). Keep away from heat, sparks, open flames, and hot surfaces. No smoking (P210).
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral and inhalation (Category 4). Harmful if swallowed or inhaled (H302+332). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270). Avoid breathing dust and fumes (P261).
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: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 1). Causes serious eye damage (H318).
Hazard class: Reproductive toxicity (Category 1). May damage fertility or the unborn child (H360). 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).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Nickel nitrate hexahydrate

Synonyms: Nickel(II) nitrate; Nickelous nitrate; Nickel dinitrate
13478-00-7 Ni(NO3)2•6H2O 290.82
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P311).
If inhaled:If breathing is difficult, remove victim to fresh air. Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P341).
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338).
If on skin: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes (P351). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P301+P330+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid.
Strong oxidizer. Dangerous fire risk when in contact with combustible materials. 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 #3. Store with amides, nitrates, nitrites and azides.
Deliquescent. Store in a cool, dry place within a Flinn Chem-Saf™ bag. Keep away from combustible materials (P220). Take any precautions to avoid mixing with combustibles (P221). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271).
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, eye protection, and face 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 well-ventilated area (P271). In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection (P285).
Exposure guidelines: PEL 1 mg/m3 (OSHA), 0.1 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Green crystals. Odorless.
Soluble: Water, alcohol, and ammonium hydroxide
Boiling point: 136.7 °C
Melting point: 55 °C
Specific gravity: 2.065
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Avoid contact with strong reducers and strong acids.
Shelf life: Poor, deliquescent. See Section 7 for further information.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Sensitizer, irritant
Chronic effects: Known carcinogen by dust inhalation.
Target organs: Lungs
ORL-RAT LD50: 1620 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: Nickel Nitrate. Hazard class: 5.1, Oxidizer. UN number: UN2725.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (236-068-5 ), RCRA code D001.
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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