Nickel Sulfide NiS

CAS 16812-54-7
Linear Formula: NiS
MDL Number: N/A
EC No.: 240-841-2

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Compound Formula NiS
Molecular Weight 90.7584
Appearance Crystalline solid
Melting Point 797 °C (1467 °F)
Boiling Point N/A
Density 5.8 g/cm3
Monoisotopic Mass 89.907417 Da
Exact Mass 89.907419

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Signal Word N/A
Hazard Statements N/A
Hazard Codes N/A
Transport Information N/A


Sulfide IonNickel Sulfide is a moderately water and acid soluble Nickel source for uses compatible with sulfates. Sulfate compounds are salts or esters of sulfuric acid formed by replacing one or both of the hydrogens with a metal. Most metal sulfate compounds are readily soluble in water for uses such as water treatment, unlike fluorides and oxides which tend to be insoluble. Organometallic forms are soluble in organic solutions and sometimes in both aqueous and organic solutions. Metallic ions can also be dispersed utilizing suspended or coated nanoparticles and deposited utilizing sputtering targets and evaporation materials for uses such as solar energy materials and fuel cells. Nickel Sulfide is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale elemental powders and suspensions, as alternative high surface area forms, may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Mononickel monosulfide; Nickelous sulfide; Nickel sulfide [Nickel and nickel compounds]; Nickel monosulfide; beta Nickel sulfide; thioxonickel; Nickel(2+) sulfide; Nickel sulfide (NiS); 1-iodopyrrolidine-2, 5-dione; sulfanylidenenickel; Millerite; Nickelous sulfide; nickel subsulfide; nickel; thioxonickel; nickel; sulfanylidenenickel; nickel(II) sulfide

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula NiS
CAS 16812-54-7
Pubchem CID 28094
MDL Number N/A
EC No. 240-841-2
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
IUPAC Name sulfanylidenenickel
SMILES [Ni+2].[S-2]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/Ni.S/q+2;-2

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Products & Element Information


See more Nickel products. Nickel (atomic symbol: Ni, atomic number: 28) is a Block D, Group 4, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 58.6934. Nickel Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of nickel's shells is [2, 8, 16, 2] and its electron configuration is [Ar]3d8 4s2. Nickel was first discovered by Alex Constedt in 1751. The nickel atom has a radius of 124 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 184 pm. In its elemental form, nickel has a lustrous metallic silver appearance. Nickel is a hard and ductile transition metal that is considered corrosion-resistant because of its slow rate of oxidation. Elemental NickelIt is one of four elements that are ferromagnetic and is used in the production of various type of magnets for commercial use. Nickel is sometimes found free in nature but is more commonly found in ores. The bulk of mined nickel comes from laterite and magmatic sulfide ores. The name originates from the German word kupfernickel, which means "false copper" from the illusory copper color of the ore.


See more Sulfur products. Sulfur (or Sulphur) (atomic symbol: S, atomic number: 16) is a Block P, Group 16, Period 3 element with an atomic radius of 32.066. Sulfur Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of Sulfur's shells is 2, 8, 6 and its electron configuration is [Ne] 3s2 3p4. In its elemental form, sulfur has a light yellow appearance. The sulfur atom has a covalent radius of 105 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 180 pm. In nature, sulfur can be found in hot springs, meteorites, volcanoes, and as galena, gypsum, and epsom salts. Sulfur has been known since ancient times but was not accepted as an element until 1777, when Antoine Lavoisier helped to convince the scientific community that it was an element and not a compound.

Recent Research

Adsorptive removal of nickel(II) ions from aqueous environment: A review., Raval, Nirav P., Shah Prapti U., and Shah Nisha K. , J Environ Manage, 2016 Sep 1, Volume 179, p.1-20, (2016)

Sorption kinetics of zinc and nickel on modified chitosan., Tripathi, Nimisha, Choppala Girish, Singh Raj S., Srivastava Prashant, and Seshadri Balaji , Environ Monit Assess, 2016 Sep, Volume 188, Issue 9, p.507, (2016)

Recovery of molybdenum, nickel and cobalt by precipitation from the acidic leachate of a mineral sludge., Vemic, M, Bordas F, Comte S, Guibaud G, Lens P N. L., and van Hullebusch E D. , Environ Technol, 2016 Sep, Volume 37, Issue 17, p.2231-42, (2016)

Cytotoxicity and intracellular dissolution of nickel nanowires., Perez, Jose E., Contreras Maria F., Vilanova Enrique, Felix Laura P., Margineanu Michael B., Luongo Giovanni, Porter Alexandra E., Dunlop Iain E., Ravasi Timothy, and Kosel Jürgen , Nanotoxicology, 2016 Sep, Volume 10, Issue 7, p.871-80, (2016)

Dopamine biosensor based on surface functionalized nanostructured nickel oxide platform., Roychoudhury, Appan, Basu Suddhasatwa, and Jha Sandeep Kumar , Biosens Bioelectron, 2016 Oct 15, Volume 84, p.72-81, (2016)

Effect of composites based nickel foam anode in microbial fuel cell using Acetobacter aceti and Gluconobacter roseus as a biocatalysts., Karthikeyan, Rengasamy, Krishnaraj Navanietha, Selvam Ammaiyappan, Wong Jonathan Woon- Chung, Lee Patrick K. H., Leung Michael K. H., and Berchmans Sheela , Bioresour Technol, 2016 Oct, Volume 217, p.113-20, (2016)

Nickel oxide nanoparticle-based method for simultaneous harvesting and disruption of microalgal cells., Huang, Wen-Can, and Kim Jong-Duk , Bioresour Technol, 2016 Oct, Volume 218, p.1290-3, (2016)

Solvent-assisted morphology confinement of a nickel sulfide nanostructure and its application for non-enzymatic glucose sensor., Kim, Soochan, Lee Sang Ha, Cho Misuk, and Lee Youngkwan , Biosens Bioelectron, 2016 Nov 15, Volume 85, p.587-95, (2016)

Contrasting effects of biochar, compost and farm manure on alleviation of nickel toxicity in maize (Zea mays L.) in relation to plant growth, photosynthesis and metal uptake., Rehman, Muhammad Zia- Ur, Rizwan Muhammad, Ali Shafaqat, Fatima Nida, Yousaf Balal, Naeem Asif, Sabir Muhammad, Ahmad Hamaad Raza, and Ok Yong Sik , Ecotoxicol Environ Saf, 2016 Nov, Volume 133, p.218-25, (2016)

Nickel oxide nanowires: vapor liquid solid synthesis and integration into a gas sensing device., Kaur, N, Comini E, Zappa D, Poli N, and Sberveglieri G , Nanotechnology, 2016 May 20, Volume 27, Issue 20, p.205701, (2016)

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