Agent Name

Cobalt distearate

CAS Number

1002-88-6

Formula

C18-H36-O2.1/2Co

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt stearate; [MSDSonline]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Purple pellets, insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Harmful if swallowed; May cause skin sensitization; [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

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