Agent Name

Ammonium cobaltous sulfate

CAS Number

13596-46-8

Formula

Co.2H3-N.2H2-O4-S

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobaltous ammonium sulfate; Diammonium cobalt bis(sulphate); Sulfuric acid, ammonium cobalt(2+) salt (2:2:1); [ChemIDplus] UN1318

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Ruby-red solid; [Hawley] Available as the hexahydrate: dark red crystals, insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in ceramics, electroplating, and as a catalyst; [Hawley]

Comments

A potential skin and respiratory tract sensitizer; [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

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Animal

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