Agent Name

Lithium cobalt(III) oxide

CAS Number

12190-79-3

Formula

Co-O2.Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lithium colbaltite; Cobalt lithium dioxide; Cobalt lithium oxide (CoLiO2; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Dark blue odorless powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in lithium batteries; [Ullmann]

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

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Nephrotoxin

Yes

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