Agent Name

Cobalt(III) acetylacetonate

CAS Number

21679-46-9

Formula

C15-H21-Co-O6

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt acetylacetonate (VAN); Cobalt triacetoacetate; Cobalt triacetylacetonate; Cobalt tris(acetylacetonate); Cobalt(3+) acetylacetonate; Cobaltic acetylacetonate; Cobaltic trisacetylacetonate; Tris(2,4-pentanedionato)cobalt; Tris(acetylacetonato)cobalt; Tris(acetylacetonato)cobalt(III); Tris(acetylacetone)cobalt; Cobalt, tris(2,4-pentanedionato)- (8CI); Cobalt, tris(2,4-pentanedionato-O,O')-; Cobalt, tris(2,4-pentanedionato-O,O')-, (OC-6-11)- (9CI); Cobalt, tris(2,4-pentanedionato-kappaO2,kappaO4)-, (OC-6-11)-; Tris(pentane-2,4-dionato-O,O')cobalt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Dark-green or black solid; [Hawley] Dark green crystals, slightly soluble in water (3 g/L); [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a polymerization catalyst, vulcanizing agent, pigment in resins and glass, and to produce media for computer memory; [Hawley]

Comments

An irritant; 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

Explanatory Notes

mp = 240 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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