Agent Name

Hexaminecobalt(III) trichloride

CAS Number

10534-89-1

Formula

Cl.1/3Co-H18-N6

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cobalt hexammine chloride; Cobalt-hexamine chloride; Hexaaminecobalt chloride; Hexaaminecobalt trichloride; Hexaaminecobalt(3+) trichloride; Hexaamminecobalt chloride; Hexaamminecobalt trichloride; Hexaamminecobalt(3+) trichloride; Hexaamminecobalt(III) chloride; Hexaminecobalt(3+) trichloride; Hexaminocobaltic chloride; Hexamminecobalt(III) chloride; Hexamminocobalt chloride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Wine-red or brownish-orange-red solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Orange odorless powder; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical analysis (estimation of phosphate); [Merck Index]

Comments

An irritant; 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

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