Agent Name

Cobalt hydrocarbonyl

CAS Number

16842-03-8

Formula

C4-H-Co-O4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt hydrocarbonyl (CoH(CO)4); Cobalt tetracarbonyl hydride; Hydridotetracarbonylcobalt; Hydrocobalt tetracarbonyl; Tetracarbonylhydridocobalt; Tetracarbonylhydrocobalt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Organic Compounds

Description

Gas with an offensive odor; [NIOSH]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst in the synthesis of organic compounds; [ACGIH]

Comments

Cobalt hydrocarbonyl is similar to nickel carbonyl and iron pentacarbonyl in causing pulmonary edema in animals after high-dose, inhalation exposures. [ACGIH] Cobalt compounds are potential skin and respiratory 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

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 46.2 mg/m3/2h

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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