Nickel acetate

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A green crystalline solid that is used as a Mordant in textile dyeing. Nickel acetate is also used in Nickel plating.

Chemical structure

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Synonyms and Related Terms

nickel (II) acetate tetrahydrate


  • Toxic by ingestion and inhalation.
  • Skin contact can cause allergies. Carcinogen.
  • Fisher Scientific: MSDS

Physical and Chemical Properties

Soluble in water, ethanol.

Composition Ni(OOCCH3)2-4H2O
CAS 6018-89-9
Density 1.744 g/ml
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 248.78

Resources and Citations

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 6583

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