Agent Name

Cobaltous formate

CAS Number

544-18-3

Formula

C-H2-O2.1/2Co

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt diformate; Cobalt formate; Cobalt formate (VAN); Cobalt formate, Co(O2CH)2; Formic acid cobalt(2+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dihydrate: Red solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used to make cobalt catalysts and paint/varnish driers; Also used as a hemostatic; [HSDB]

Comments

Dihydrate: A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] Can burn eyes and ulcerate skin; [CAMEO] 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
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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