Nickel carbonate hydroxide

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A pale green crystalline material. Basic nickel carbonate occurs in nature as the mineral zaratite. It is used as a green glaze colorant and as a salt for nickel plating baths.

Synonyms and Related Terms

basic nickel carbonate; nickelous carbonate; nickel (II) carbonate; CI 77779

Other Properties

Soluble in ammonia and dilute acids (effervesces). Insoluble in water.

Composition NiCO3-2Ni(OH)2-4H2O
CAS 3333-67-3
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 304.12

Hazards and Safety

Moderately toxic by inhalation or ingestion. Skin contact may cause allergies. Suspected carcinogen.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS