Agent Name

Cobaltous phosphate

CAS Number

13455-36-2

Formula

O8-P2.3Co

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt phosphate; Cobalt(II) phosphate; Phosphoric acid, cobalt(2+) salt (2:3); Tricobalt bis(orthophosphate); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Pink or purple hygroscopic powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Hydrated compound used in ceramic pigments, artists' colors, and plastic resins; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes somnolence, diarrhea, weight loss, changes in tubules and glomeruli, and hemorrhage in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cobalt."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Cobalt in urine = 15 ug/L; sample at end of shift at end of workweek;

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Co

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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