Agent Name

Cobaltous bromide

CAS Number

7789-43-7

Formula

Br2-Co

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt bromide; Cobalt(II) bromide; Cobalt dibromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Bright green solid; Hygroscopic; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Green beads; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in hygrometers and as a catalysts for organic reactions; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] 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

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