Safety Data Sheet
According To Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 58 / Monday, March 26, 2012 / Rules And Regulations
Revision Date: 02/15/2016 Date of issue: 02/15/2016 Supersedes Date: 06/15/2014 Version: 1.0

Product Name: Bright Nickel Plate
Recommended use: Electroplating bath
Gold Plating Services 
378 North Main #112 
Layton, Utah, USA
Telephone no: 801-546-6200
Emergency no: P.E.R.S. 800-633-8253, Outside the USA and Canada 801-629-0667
Current SDS preparation date: February 15, 2016
Original SDS preparation date: June 15, 2014

Acute Toxicity - Oral, Category 4
Sensitization - Skin, Category 1A
Carcinogenicity, Category 1A
Toxic to Reproduction, Category 1B
Specific Target Organ Toxicity (Repeated Exposure), Category 1
Acute Aquatic Toxicity, Category 1
Chronic Aquatic Toxicity, Category 1

Label elements and precautionary statements:
Signal word: Danger

Pictogram - Hazard

Hazards not otherwise classified: None
Hazard statement(s):
Harmful if swallowed
May cause an allergic skin reaction
May cause cancer
May damage fertility or the unborn child
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects

Precautionary statement(s):
Wash hands thoroughly after handling.
Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
Avoid breathing dust, fume, gas, mist, vapors or spray.
Contaminated work clothing must not be allowed out of the workplace.
Wear protective gloves, clothing and eye and face protection.
Obtain special instructions before use.
Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood.
Do not breathe dust, fume, gas, mist, vapors or spray.
Avoid release to the environment.
Call a poison center or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Collect spillage.
If swallowed: Call a poison center or doctor/physician if you feel unwell.
Rinse mouth, do not swallow.
If on skin: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
If skin irritation or rash occurs: Get medical advice/attention.
Wash contaminated clothing before reuse.
If exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell.
Dispose of contents and container in accordance with local, state and federal regulations.


Chemical name CAS Number EINECS Number Concentration
Nickel sulfate hexahydrate 10101-97-0 * 232-104-9 24%
Nickel chloride hexahydrate 7791-20-0* 231-743-0 5%
Boric acid 10043-35-3 233-139-2 5%

*Under the Toxic Substance Control Act (TSCA), hydrates are considered as mixtures of their anhydrous form and water. Accordingly, for the purposes of TSCA the CAS Numbers 7786-81-4 and 7718-54-9 for the anhydrous forms of nickel sulfate and nickel chloride, respectively.


Remove patient to fresh air. Support breathing if required. Obtain medical treatment for dizziness, unconsciousness or irritation or difficulty in breathing.
Skin contact:
Remove contaminated clothing and wash affected area thoroughly with soap and water. Launder clothing before re-wearing. Seek medical attention for prolonged skin irritation.
Eye contact:
Flush with water, including under lids, for fifteen minutes. Obtain immediate medical attention.
If patient is conscious, rinse mouth and drink at least two large glasses of water. DO NOT induce vomiting. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Obtain immediate medical attention.


Suitable extinguishing media: Use media appropriate for surrounding fire such as foam, extinguishing powder, carbon dioxide or water fog. In case of fire, cool endangered containers with water fog.
Unsuitable extinguishing media: High pressure water jet.
Specific hazards in case of fire: None reported.
Special protective equipment and precaution for fire fighters: For fires in enclosed areas, wear selfcontained breathing apparatus and full protective gear. Do not inhale combustion gases.


Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures:
Wear appropriate skin, eye and respiratory protection. Do not eat, drink or smoke while cleaning up.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up:
Wear appropriate personal protective gear including eye, skin and respiratory protection. Contain spilled material and collect by absorption or other suitable method. Flush spill area with water. Do not allow this material or its rinsing’s to enter storm or sanitary sewers or other waterways. (See also Section 13).
Environmental precautions:
Prevent spills and rinsing’s from entering storm or sanitary sewers or other waterways and contact with soil.


Precautions for safe handling:
Avoid contact with eyes. Avoid prolonged repeated skin contact and breathing mists or vapors. Use in well-ventilated area. Do not empty waste into sanitary drains.
Conditions for safe storage, including incompatibilities:
Store in a cool, dry area. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep container tightly closed when not in use. Store only in the original container.


Exposure Limits:

Ingredient  ACGIH TLV OSHA PEL Other Limits
Nickel sulfate 0.1 mg/m3 (Ni)(TWA) 1 mg/m3 (Ni) 0.015 mg/m3 (Ni) NIOSH REL
Nickel chloride 0.1 mg/m3 (Ni)(TWA) 1 mg/m3 (Ni) 0.015 mg/m3 (Ni) NIOSH REL
Boric acid 2 mg/m3 (TWA) None established 1 mg/m3 NIOSH REL

Appropriate engineering controls:
Use in well-ventilated area with local exhaust.
Respiratory protection:
Wear appropriate, approved respirator when ventilation is inadequate to meet exposure limits.
Eye protection:
Chemical splash goggles or safety glasses with side shields must be worn.
Skin protection:
Wear rubber or neoprene gloves. Wear rubber apron and long sleeves to prevent skin contact. Wash hands thoroughly with soap and water after handling and before eating or smoking.


Physical state: Liquid
Color: Clear, green
Odor: None
Odor threshold: Not available
pH: 3.5–4.5
Melting/freezing point: Not determined
Initial boiling point: > 100 °C (> 212 °F)
Flash point: Not applicable
Evaporation rate: Not available
Flammability (solid, gas): Not applicable
Upper/lower explosion limits: Non-explosive
Vapor pressure: Not determined
Vapor density: Not determined
Relative density (H2O = 1) @25 °C: 1.23+/-0.05
Solubility: Completely soluble in water at 20 °C
Partition coefficient octanol/water: Not determined
Auto-ignition temperature: Not applicable
Decomposition temperature: Not available
Viscosity: Similar to water


Reactivity: Stable, non-reactive when stored and used according to recommendations.
Chemical stability: No decomposition if used according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions: None are known.
Conditions to avoid: None reported.
Incompatible materials: Strong acids and oxidizing agents.
Hazardous decomposition products: Oxides of nickel and sulfur.


Routes of Exposure and Symptoms
Inhalation: Vapor or mist may be slightly irritating to nasal and respiratory passages.
Ingestion: Causes irritation of gastrointestinal tract; may cause gastric upset with nausea,
vomiting and diarrhea.
Skin Contact: Causes dermatitis (nickel itch) in sensitive individuals.
Eye Contact: Causes irritation and burns to eyes.
Acute and Chronic Effects from Short- and Long-term Exposure:
         See Routes of Exposure and Symptoms above.
Acute Oral Toxicity: LD50: 275 mg/kg (rat, nickel sulfate hexahydrate)
LD50: 157 mg/kg (rat, nickel chloride hexahydrate)
LD50: 2660 mg/kg (rat, boric acid)
Acute Dermal Toxicity: No applicable information available.
Acute Inhalation Toxicity: No applicable information available.
Acute Eye Irritation: No applicable information available.
Dermal Irritation: No applicable information available.
Carcinogen Listings:
IARC: Yes (Group 1) Nickel sulfate NTP: Yes OSHA: No
Reproductive Effects: No applicable information available.
Target Organ Effects: No applicable information available.


Aquatic Toxicity: Mortality LOEC: 4.9 mg/l – 216 hours (rainbow trout, nickel sulfate)
EC50: 2 mg/l – 48 hour (Daphnia magna, nickel sulfate)
Mortality NOEC: 4.9 mg/l – 96 hours (rainbow trout, nickel chloride anhydrous)
EC50: 0.51 mg/l – 48 hour (Daphnia magna, nickel chloride hexahydrate)
LC50: 150 mg/l – 24 days (rainbow trout, boric acid)
LC50: 133 mg/l – 48 hour (Daphnia magna, boric acid)
Persistence and degradability: There are no data reported for this material; however, this product is harmful to aquatic life.
Bio-accumulative potential: Bioaccumulation factor (BCF) 11.3 – 46.5 hours (carp, nickel sulfate)
Mobility in soil: Accidental spillage may lead to penetration in the soil and groundwater. Improper handling and disposal of this material may cause environmental damage.


Waste Disposal:
Disposal of this material is subject to user compliance with applicable laws and regulations and consideration of product characteristics at time of disposal.


Not regulated by DOT (road, rail), IMDG (sea) or IATA/ICAO (air)
Marine Pollutant: No


Inventory Status:
All components are on TSCA, EINECS/ELINCS, AICS, and DSL. U.S.
U.S. Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act (SARA) Title III:

___None _X_Immediate X_Delayed ___Fire ___Reactive ___Pressure generating

SARA 313: This product contains the following SARA 313 Toxic Release Chemicals.

Chemical Name CAS Number List Citations
Nickel sulfate hexahydrate 10101-97-0 24%
Nickel chloride hexahydrate 7791-20-0 5%

The following product components are cited on the lists below:

Chemical Name CAS Number List Citations
Nickel sulfate hexahydrate 10101-97-0 California Proposition 65 List
Nickel chloride hexahydrate 7791-20-0 California Proposition 65 List



VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds): None
HMIS Ratings:

Health: 2 Flammability: 0 Reactivity: 0 Personal Protection: C

Prepared by: Terry Darger
SDS Preparation date: February 15, 2016 Supersedes previous version: New SDS.

The information contained herein is accurate to the best of our knowledge. Gold Plating Services makes no warranty of any kind, express or implied, concerning the safe use of this material in any process or in combination with other substances.

End of Safety Data Sheet