MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Trade Name: Nickel Silicide Chemical Nature: Metal Silicide
Formula: NiSi2 CAS #: 12201-89-7
II HAZARDOUS INGREDIENTS
Nickel Silicide %: TLV: OSHA PEL:
1 mg/m3 (as Ni) 1 mg/m3 (as Ni)
Health Hazard Ratings: Health: 2 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 0 Personal Protection: E
III PHYSICAL DATA
Boiling Point: No data Melting Point: 1309
Density (gm/cc): 7.2 Vapor Pressure: No data
% Volatiles by Volume: N/A Solubility in H2O: Insoluble
Appearance and Odor: Greenish-grey powder, no odor.
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method used): Should be non-flammable Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flammability: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A Extinguishing Media: Agent for metal fires
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Self-contained respiratory protection should be provided for firemen fighting fires in structures in
which NiSi2 is stored.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: None
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
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/Eye Contact: Mild irritant to the skin and eyes. Repeated contact with nickel can cause a form of dermatitis (nickel itch).
Other: Both nickel and silicon have relatively low oral toxicity.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: No data
Carcinogenicity: (Ni) NTP? Yes IARC Monographs? Yes OSHA Regulated? Yes
Toxicity Data: For Ni
ort-ham: emb 5 umol/L orl-rat TDLO: 158 mg/kg (MGN)
par-rat TDLO: 40 mg/kg/52 W-I: ETA ims-mus TDLO: 200 mg/kg: NEO
EMERGENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
EYES: Flush with plenty of water, for at least 15 minutes.
SKIN: Flush with soap and water.
INHALATION: Remove victim 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
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 an approved hazardous waste landfill.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection: Half-mask air purifying respirator, if dust or fumes are being generated.
Ventilation: Local Exhaust: To maintain exposure below TLV. Other: N/A
Mechanical (General): Not recommended Special: N/A
Protective Gloves: Neoprene Eye Protection: Safety Glasses
Other Protective Equipment: Normal laboratory wear.
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Other Handling and Storage Conditions:
鈥ash thoroughly after handling.
鈥eep container closed.
DOT Class: Not classified
UN Number: N/C
IMCO Class: N/C
Prepared by: S. Dierks
Dated: March 1993