MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Nickel Silicide Chemical Family: Metal Silicide
Formula: Ni2Si CAS #: 12059-14-2
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
TLV: 1 mg/m3 (as Ni) OSHA PEL: 1 mg/m3 (for Ni)
Nickel Silicide %: 100
Health Hazard Rating: Health: 1 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 0 Personal Protection: E
III PHYSICAL DATA
Melting Point (oC):
Boiling Point: No data 1309
Density (gm/cc): 7.2 % Volatiles by Weight: N/A
Appearance and Odor: Greenish-grey powder, no odor. Solubility in H2O: Insoluble
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method Used): N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flammability: Should be non-flammable. Flammable Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extinguishing Media: Agent for metal fires (like G-1 powder, MET-L-X, or TEC).
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Wear SCBA unit when fighting chemical fires.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: None
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Toxicity Data: None
Route(s) of Entry: Inhalation
Effects of Over Exposure:
Inhalation: In general nickel compounds are respiratory irritants and can cause pneumonitis if the exposure is severe. Certain
individuals may develop respiratory sensitivity to nickel characterized by asthma-like symptoms.
Dermal: Mild irritant to the skin and eye. Repeated skin contact with nickel can cause a form of dermatitis (nickel itch).
Other: Both nickel and silicon have relatively low oral toxicity.
Carcinogenicity: Ni NTP? Yes IARC Monographs? Yes
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYE: Flush with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes.
SKIN: Flush with soap and water.
INHALATION: Remove to fresh air. Seek medical attention.
INGESTION: Induce vomiting. Seek medical attention.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): None
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Ni fume.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Conditions to Avoid: None.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROCEDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: Sweep or scoop up and remove.
Waste Disposal Method: Dispose of in approved hazardous waste landfill.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): Half-mask air purifying respirator, if dust or fumes are being generated.
Ventilation: Local Exhaust: To maintain exposure below TLV. Mechanical: Not recommended.
Protective Gloves: Neoprene Eye Protection: Safety Glasses
Other Protective Equipment/Work Practices: Normal laboratory wear.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Other Handling and Storage Conditions: Wash thoroughly after handling. Keep container closed.
DOT: Not classified
UN Number: N/C
IMCO Number: N/C
Issued By: S. Dierks
Dated: September 1993