Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate

Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate is a Greenish, crystalline, hygroscopic powder. Harmful if swallowed, causes irritation to skin, eyes, and respiratory tract. May cause allergic skin or respiratory reaction, cancer hazard. Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment.

Shelf Life:  Long life is expected in airtight bags.

Chemical Formula NiSO4·6H2O
Molecular Weight 262.85
CAS No. 10101-97-0

Parameters Average Chemical Analysis

Parameters      Average Chemical Analysis
Physical appearance Greenish, hygroscopic crystals.
Nickel hexahydrate 98.5 % min. (22.0% as Ni)
Water insoluble 0.05 % max.
pH (5% W/V solution) 5.0 – 5.5

Supplied in packing of 25kg corrugated carton (5 x 5kg in polyethylene pack sealed with double plastic bags.)

Nickel Sulphate Hexahydrate has major uses as following:

  • Electroplating (Nickel Coatings).
  • Sanitary Fittings.
  • Organic synthesis, catalyst in painting production.
  • Nickel-Cadmium battery.
  • Raw material of nickel salt for coloring of metals and additives of reduction dye.
  • Regent Chemicals.

Keep container closed and dry, in cool place, and protect from physical damage. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and breathing dust. Remove the victim to fresh air; if breathing is difficult. Use safety goggles and rubber gloves.

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