Agent Name

Cobaltous oxalate

CAS Number

814-89-1

Formula

C2-H2-O4.Co

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt oxalate; Oxalic acid cobalt(2+) salt (1:1); Ethanedioic acid, cobalt(2+) salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus] Cobalt(II) oxalate; [RTECS] Cobalt(2+) oxalate; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Solid; Rapidly absorbs moisture from the air forming hydrates; [Merck Index] Pink hygroscopic powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make cobalt catalysts and cobalt powder for metallurgy; Also used as a stabilizer for hydrogen cyanide and temperature indicator; [Merck Index] Used to make large scale and fine chemicals; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

May cause skin sensitization; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] May cause irritation and skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion and inhalation; [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
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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