Agent Name

Cobalt sulfate

Alternative Name

Cobaltous sulfate

CAS Number

10124-43-3

Formula

Co-O4-S

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt (2+) sulfate; Cobalt Brown; Cobalt monosulfate; Cobalt sulfate (1:1); Cobalt sulfate (CoSO4); Cobalt(2+) sulfate; Cobalt(II) sulfate; Cobalt(II) sulfate (1:1); Cobalt(II) sulphate; Cobaltous sulfate salt (1:1); Sulfuric acid, cobalt(2+) salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Red to lavender solid; [Merck Index] Blue odorless powder; Soluble in water (362 g/L at 20 deg C); [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a pigment (ceramics, glazes, and enamels), catalyst, paint and ink drier, and soil additive; Also used in electroplating, storage batteries, and veterinary medicine (prevent and treat of cobalt-deficiency in ruminants; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause skin sensitization and asthma after prolonged contact; [ICSC] An irritant; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization after prolonged contact; [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

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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