Agent Name

Cobaltous sulfide

CAS Number

1317-42-6

Formula

Co-S

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt monosulfide; Cobalt sulfide; Cobalt sulfide (amorphous); Cobalt(2+) sulfide; Cobalt(II) sulfide; Sycoporite; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Exists in two forms; Alpha is black solid; Beta is grey or reddish-silver solid; [Merck Index] Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause skin sensitization and asthma after prolonged contact; [ICSC] 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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