Agent Name

Cobaltous acetate tetrahydrate

CAS Number

6147-53-1

Formula

C4-H6-O4.Co.4H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bis(acetato)tetraquacobalt; Cobalt acetate tetrahydrate; Cobalt diacetate tetrahydrate; Cobalt(II) acetate tetrahydrate; Octan kobaltnaty [Czech]; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Intense red solid; [Merck Index] Violet crystals, soluble in water; [MSDSonline] Delliquescent; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used in sympathetic inks, feed additives, catalysts, foam stabilizers, driers for coatings, and anodizing; [Hawley]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [ICSC] Harmful if swallowed; May cause skin and respiratory tract 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

Asthma

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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