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nickel carbonyl

noun, Chemistry
1.
a colorless or yellow, volatile, water-insoluble, poisonous, flammable liquid, Ni(CO) 4 , obtained by the reaction of nickel and carbon monoxide, and used for nickel-plating.
Also called nickel tetracarbonyl.
Origin
1930-1935
1930-35
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  • nickel carbonyl, a highly toxic nickel compound, is not considered in this profile.
  • The only gaseous nickel compound of environmental importance is nickel carbonyl.

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