Synonyms: Cobalt acetate
CAS No.: 71-48-7 (Anhydrous); 6147-53-1 (Tetrahydrate)
Molecular Weight: 249.08
Chemical Formula: Co(C2H3O2)2.4H2O
Product Codes: 31175
Ingredient CAS No Percent Hazardous
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Cobalt Acetate 71-48-7 90 - 100% Yes
Inhalation: Causes irritation to the respiratory tract, symptoms may
include coughing, shortness of breath, and nausea. Respiratory hypersensitivity,
asthma may appear. Inhalation of cobalt dust and fumes is associated with an
increased incidence of lung disease.
Ingestion: Causes abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, flushing of the face and ears, mild hypotension, rash, and ringing in the ears. May have cumulative toxic action where elimination cannot keep pace with absorption. Large amounts depress erythrocyte production.
Skin Contact: May cause dermatitis. Causes irritation to skin. Symptoms include redness, itching, and pain.
Eye Contact: Causes irritation, redness, and pain.
Chronic Exposure: Repeated oral administration may produce goiter and reduced thyroid activity. Prolonged or repeated skin exposure may cause dermatitis. Chronic exposure associated with kidney, heart and lung damage.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions: Persons with pre-existing skin disorders or eye problems, or impaired liver, kidney or respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of the substance. Persons with allergies or sensitivity to cobalt may also be more susceptible to the effects of the substance.
Inhalation: Remove to fresh air. If not breathing,
give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical
Ingestion: Induce vomiting immediately as directed by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wipe off excess material from skin then immediately flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical attention. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse.
Eye Contact: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, lifting lower and upper eyelids occasionally. Get medical attention immediately.
Fire: Contact with strong oxidizers may cause fire.
Explosion: Not considered to be an explosion hazard.
Fire Extinguishing Media: Use any means suitable for extinguishing surrounding fire.
Special Information: In the event of a fire, wear full protective clothing and NIOSH-approved self-contained breathing apparatus with full facepiece operated in the pressure demand or other positive pressure mode.
Ventilate area of leak or spill. Wear appropriate personal protective equipment as specified in Section 8.
Keep in a tightly closed container, stored in a cool, dry, ventilated area. Protect against physical damage. Wash hands before eating and do not eat, drink, or smoke in workplace. Isolate from incompatible substances. Containers of this material may be hazardous when empty since they retain product residues (dust, solids); observe all warnings and precautions listed for the product.
Airborne Exposure Limits: For Cobalt Compound:-OSHA
Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL): 0.1 mg/m3 (TWA) Cobalt metal dust and fume as
-ACGIH Threshold Limit Value (TLV): inorganic cobalt compounds: 0.02 mg/m3 (TWA) as Co, A3: Animal carcinogen.
Ventilation System: A system of local and/or general exhaust is recommended to keep employee exposures below the Airborne Exposure Limits. Local exhaust ventilation is generally preferred because it can control the emissions of the contaminant at its source, preventing dispersion of it into the general work area. Please refer to the ACGIH document, Industrial Ventilation, A Manual of Recommended Practices, most recent edition, for details.
Personal Respirators (NIOSH Approved): If the exposure limit is exceeded and engineering controls are not feasible, a half-face high efficiency particulate respirator (NIOSH type N100 filter) may be worn for up to ten times the exposure limit or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. A full-face piece high efficiency particulate respirator (NIOSH type N100 filter) may be worn up to 50 times the exposure limit, or the maximum use concentration specified by the appropriate regulatory agency or respirator supplier, whichever is lowest. If oil particles (e.g. lubricants, cutting fluids, glycerine, etc.) are present, use a NIOSH type R or P filter. For emergencies or instances where the exposure levels are not known, use a full-facepiece positive-pressure, air-supplied respirator. WARNING: Air-purifying respirators do not protect workers in oxygen-deficient atmospheres.
Skin Protection: Wear protective gloves and clean body-covering clothing.
Eye Protection: Use chemical safety goggles and/or full face shield where dusting or splashing of solutions is possible. Maintain eye wash fountain and quick-drench facilities in work area.
Appearance: Red crystals.
Odor: Vinegar-like odor.
Solubility: Readily soluble in water.
Density: 1.71 @ 19C
% Volatiles by volume @ 21C (70F): 0
Boiling Point: No information found.
Melting Point: 140C (284F) Loses water
Vapor Density (Air=1): No information found.
Vapor Pressure (mm Hg): No information found.
Evaporation Rate (BuAc=1): No information found.
Stability: Stable under ordinary conditions of use
Hazardous Decomposition Products: May produce acrid smoke and irritating fumes when heated to decomposition. Cobalt oxide fumes may form in fire.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Incompatibilities: Strong oxidizers, tert-butyl hydroperoxide.
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatibles.
Oral rat LD50: 503 mg/kg; Irritation skin rabbit (STD Draize) 500 mg/24H (moderate) Investigated as a tumorigen and a reproductive effector.
Ingredient Known Anticipated IARC Category
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Cobalt Acetate (71-48-7) No No 2B
Environmental Fate: No information found.
Environmental Toxicity: No information found.
Whatever cannot be saved for recovery or recycling should be managed in an appropriate and approved waste disposal facility. Processing, use or contamination of this product may change the waste management options. State and local disposal regulations may differ from federal disposal regulations. Dispose of container and unused contents in accordance with federal, state and local requirements.
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