Agent Name

Potassium hexacyanocobaltate(III)

CAS Number

13963-58-1

Formula

C6-Co-N6.3K

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobaltate(3-), hexakis(cyano-C)-, tripotassium, (OC-6-11)-; Potassium cobalt cyanide; Potassium cobaltic cyanide; Potassium cobalticyanide; Potassium cobalticyanine; Potassium cyanocobaltate(III) (K3(Co(CN)6)) (6CI); Potassium hexacyanocobaltate(3-); Tripotassium hexacyanocobaltate; Tripotassium hexacyanocobaltate(3-); Tripotassium hexacyanocobaltate(III); Cobaltate(3-), hexacyano-, tripotassium; Cobaltate(3-), hexakis(cyano-C)-, tripotassium; Cobaltate(3-), hexakis(cyano-kappaC)-, potassium (1:3), (OC-6-11)-; Cobaltate(3-), hexakis(cyano-kappaC)-, tripotassium, (OC-6-11)-; [ChemIDplus] (OC-6-11)-Hexakis(cyano-kappaC)cobaltate(3-) potassium (1:3); Potassium cobaltihexacyanide; Cobalt potassium cyanide; [Merck Index] UN1588

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Faintly yellow solid; [Merck Index] Light yellow odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Suspected carcinogen; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cobaltous cyanide."

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

PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as CN

MAK

2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as CN

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as CN

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Cyanides, inorganic, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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