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NICKEL CARBONATE
ICSC: 0927
Peer-Review Status: 10.03.2000 Validated
Nickelous carbonate
Nickel(II) carbonate 
CAS #: 3333-67-3 RTECS #: QR6200000
UN #: 3288
EC #: 028-010-00-0
EINECS #: 222-068-2
    Formula: NiCO3
Molecular mass: 118.7

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID ALL CONTACT!   
Inhalation Cough.  Use closed system or ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. 
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 22-40-43-50/53; S: (2)-22-36/37-60-61 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-III.  Separated from food and feedstuffs. See Chemical Dangers. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
LIGHT GREEN CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on contact with acids. This produces carbon dioxide (see ICSC 0021). Reacts with aniline, hydrogen sulfide, flammable solvents, hydrazine and metal powders, especially zinc, aluminium and magnesium. This generates fire and explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.2mg/m³ as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen); (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: Carcinogen category: 1; Sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (SAH); (DFG 2004). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the skin. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation may cause asthma. The substance may have effects on the lungs. This substance is carcinogenic to humans. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes
Density: 2.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water: none 
The substance is harmful to aquatic organisms. 

NOTES
Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance.
The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort.
Rest and medical observation are therefore essential.
Card has been partly updated in April 2005.
See section Occupational Exposure Limits. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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