Ammonium cobalt(II) sulfate hexahydrate

  • Cobaltic ammonium sulfate hexahydrate
  • Sulfuric acid, ammonium cobalt(2+) salt (2:2:1), hexahydrate
  • Ammonium cobalt disulfate hexahydrate
Formula
(NH4)2Co(SO4)2 : 6H2O
Structure
Description
Red crystals.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13586-38-4
20/22 36/37/38 43
Austrailia AICS
Listed

Properties.
Formula
CoH20N2O14S2
Formula mass
395.23
Melting point, °C
120 (dec)
Density
1.902 g/cm3 (25 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a dust mask type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143) respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Hygroscopic.
Decomposition
Sulfur oxides, Ammonia, Cobalt/cobalt oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
Noncombustible.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Target organs: Thyroid, lungs.
   Ingestion
harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. Harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin. May cause allergic skin reaction.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.