Agent Name

Cobalt naphthenate

CAS Number

61789-51-3

Formula

Co***

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobaltous naphthenate; Naftolite; Naphtenate de cobalt [French]; Naphthenic acid, cobalt salt; Naphthenic acids, cobalt salt; Cobalt(II) naphthenate; [ChemIDplus] UN2001

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Brown or blush-red solid; [ICSC] Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make paints and varnishes; [CAMEO] Used as a curing agent in rubbers and resins; [Kanerva, p. 1772]

Comments

An eye and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] See "Lead naphthenate," "Copper naphthenate," and "Nickel naphthenate." See "Cobalt."

Reference Link

Exposure, skin protection and occupational skin di... [Contact Dermatitis. 1993] - PubMed result

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

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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