Agent Name

Cobaltous carbonate

CAS Number

513-79-1

Formula

C-O3.Co

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

C.I. 77353; CI 77353; Carbonic acid, cobalt(2+) salt; Carbonic acid, cobalt(2+) salt (1:1); Cobalt carbonate; Cobalt carbonate (1:1); Cobalt carbonate (CoCO3); Cobalt monocarbonate; Cobalt spar; Cobalt(2+) carbonate; Cobalt(2+) carbonate (CoCO3); Cobalt(II) carbonate; Sphaerocobaltite; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Red solid; [Merck Index] Pink powder, insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in ceramics, pigments, fertilizers, and catalysts; Also used as a temperature indicator and veterinary medication; [HSDB]

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

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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