MSDS Material Safety Data Sheet


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Material Safety Data Sheet
acc. to OSHA and ANSI
Printing date 04/21/2004 Reviewed on 09/05/2003

1 Identification of substance:
Product details:
Product name: Nickel (III) oxide
Stock number: 42774
Alfa Aesar, A Johnson Matthey Company
Johnson Matthey Catalog Company, Inc.
30 Bond Street
Ward Hill, MA 01835-8099
Emergency Phone: (978) 521-6300
CHEMTREC: (800) 424-9300
Web Site:
Information Department: Health, Safety and Environmental Department
Emergency information:
During normal hours the Health, Safety and Environmental Department.
After normal hours call Chemtrec at (800) 424-9300.

2 Composition/Data on components:
Chemical characterization:
Description: (CAS#)
Nickel (III) oxide (CAS# 1314-06-3); 100%
Identification number(s):
EU Number: 028-003-00-2

3 Hazards identification
Hazard description:

T Toxic

Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
R 49 May cause cancer by inhalation.
R 43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
HEALTH 1 Health (acute effects) = 1
Flammability = 0
Reactivity = 1

4 First aid measures
After inhalation
Supply fresh air and to be sure call for a doctor.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep
patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.
After skin contact
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
After eye contact
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a
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Product name: Nickel (III) oxide

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After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.

5 Fire fighting measures
Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the
surrounding fire.
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.

6 Accidental release measures
Person-related safety precautions:
Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Measures for environmental protection:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper
governmental permits.
Measures for cleaning/collecting:
Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Additional information:
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.

7 Handling and storage
Information for safe handling:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Open and handle container with care.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
No special measures required.
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility: Not required.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Store under lock and key and with access restricted to technical experts
or their assistants only.

8 Exposure controls and personal protection
Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals
and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
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Product name: Nickel (III) oxide

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Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:

Nickel and inorganic compounds, as Ni
ACGIH TLV 1.5, A5-inhalable particulate (metal)
0.2, A1-inhalable particulate (insoluble compounds)
0.1, A4-inhalable particulate (soluble compounds)
Austria Carcinogen
Denmark TWA 0.5
Finland TWA 0.1 (skin) Carcinogen
France VME 1; C3-Carcinogen
Germany Carcinogen
Hungary 0.005-STEL; Carcinogen (insoluble compounds)
Japan 1; 2B-Carcinogen
Korea TLV 1.5
Netherlands MAC-TGG 1; Carcinogen
1 (insoluble compounds)
Poland TWA 0.25
Russia 0.05-STEL
Sweden NGV 0.5 (dust)
Switzerland MAK-W 0.5; Carcinogen
United Kingdom TWA 0.1
Additional information: No data
Personal protective equipment
General protective and hygienic measures
The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.
Breathing equipment:
Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
Eye protection: Safety glasses
Body protection: Protective work clothing.

9 Physical and chemical properties:
General Information
Form: Powder
Color: Black
Odor: Odorless
Change in condition
Melting point/Melting range: Not determined
Boiling point/Boiling range: Not determined
Sublimation temperature / start: Not determined
Flash point: Not applicable
Ignition temperature: Not determined
Decomposition temperature: Not determined
Danger of explosion: Product does not present an
explosion hazard.
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Product name: Nickel (III) oxide

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Explosion limits:
Lower: Not determined
Upper: Not determined
Vapor pressure: Not determined
Density at 20掳C (68掳F): 4.84 g/cm鲁
Solubility in / Miscibility with
Water: Insoluble

10 Stability and reactivity
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to
Materials to be avoided:
Dangerous reactions No dangerous reactions known
Dangerous products of decomposition: Toxic metal oxide fume

11 Toxicological information
Acute toxicity:
Primary irritant effect:
on the skin: Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
on the eye: Irritating effect.
Sensitization: Sensitization possible through skin contact.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Nickel and nickel compounds may cause a form of dermatitis known as
nickel itch. They may also cause intestinal disorders, convulsions and
asphyxia. Airborne nickel contaminated dusts are regarded as
carcinogenic to the respiratory tract.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this
substance is not fully known.
IARC-1: Carcinogenic to humans: sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity.
NTP-2: Reasonably anticipated to be a carcinogen: limited evidence from
studies in humans or sufficient evidence from studies in experimental
ACGIH A1: Confirmed human carcinogen: Agent is carcinogenic to humans
based on epidemiologic studies of, or convincing clinical evidence in,
exposed humans.
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) contains
tumorigenic and/or carcinogenic and/or neoplastic data for components in
this product.

12 Ecological information:
General notes:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper
governmental permits.

13 Disposal considerations
Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.
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Product name: Nickel (III) oxide

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Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation: Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

14 Transport information
Not a hazardous material for transportation.
DOT regulations:
Hazard class: None
Land transport ADR/RID (cross-border)
ADR/RID class: None
Maritime transport IMDG:
IMDG Class: None
Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
ICAO/IATA Class: None

Transport/Additional information:
Not dangerous according to the above specifications.

15 Regulations
Product related hazard informations:
Hazard symbols:
T Toxic
Risk phrases:
49 May cause cancer by inhalation.
43 May cause sensitization by skin contact.
Safety phrases:
53 Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions before use.
45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental
Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance
This product contains a chemical known to the state of California to
cause cancer or reproductive toxicity.
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
This product contains nickel and is subject to the reporting requirements
of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know act
of 1986 and 40CFR372.

16 Other information:
Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other
information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of
suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the
health and safety of employees. This information is furnished without
warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this
Material Safety Data Sheet, or in combination with any other product or
process, is the responsibility of the user.
Department issuing MSDS: Health, Safety and Environmental Department.
Contact: Darrell R. Sanders


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