Agent Name

Cobaltic fluoride

CAS Number

10026-18-3

Formula

Co-F3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt trifluoride; Cobalt fluoride (CoF3); [ChemIDplus] Cobalt (III) fluoride; [MSDSonline]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Light brown solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fluorinating agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

Toxic if swallowed; May cause skin sensitization; May cause skin burns; [MSDSonline] See "Cobalt" and "FLUORIDES."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.) Cobalt in urine = 15 ug/L; sample at end of shift at end of workweek;

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F (0.02 mg/m3, as Co)

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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