Agent Name

Cobalt carbonyl

CAS Number

10210-68-1

Formula

C8-Co2-O8

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Di-mu-carbonylhexacarbonyldicobalt; Cobalt octacarbonyl; Cobalttetracarbonyl dimer; Dicobalt carbonyl; Dicobalt octacarbonyl; Octacarbonyldicobalt; [NIOSH]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Orange to dark-brown, crystalline solid; Note: The pure substance is white; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst in the chemical industry; [ACGIH]

Comments

Animals exposed to high concentrations develop pulmonary edema. [ACGIH] May cause respiratory tract irritation and pulmonary edema; [ICSC] Emits carbon monoxide when heated to decomposition at 126 deg F; [CAMEO] Cobalt compounds are potential respiratory and skin sensitizers; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
BEI

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

Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Insufficient data

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as Co

Vapor Pressure

0.7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 165 mg/m3

Reference Link

ICSC: Cobalt carbonyl

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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