Australian Government: National Pollutant Inventory: Nickel carbonyl
Nickel carbonyl is used in refining nickel ore, forming nickel films and coatings, as a catalyst in various chemical reactions, and in glass plating.
Substance name: Nickel carbonyl
CASR number: 13463-39-3
Molecular formula: Ni(CO)4
Synonyms: Nickel tetracarbonyl; Tetracarbonyl nickel; (T-r)-nickel tetracarbonyl
Nickel carbonyl is a volatile, yellow liquid with a musty odour.
Melting Point: -25°C
Boiling Point: 43°C
Vapour Density: 5.89
Specific Gravity: 1.32 at 17°C
Nickel carbonyl is flammable and explosive. It is slightly soluble in water, but soluble in other organic solvents.
The National Pollutant Inventory (NPI) holds data for all sources of nickel carbonyl emissions in Australia.