- Cobalt(II) thiocyanate
- Cobaltous thiocyanate
- Thiocyanic acid, cobalt(2+) salt
Pale brown to yellow brown crystals.
Used as a humidity indicator.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
1.955 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
507 g/L (25 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place. Handle and store under nitrogen.
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves.
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.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures. Protect from moisture.
Oxidizing agents, Acids.
Hydrogen cyanide, Sulfur oxides.
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
0.02 mg/m3 TLV
Harmful. Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Contact with acids liberates very toxic gas. Target organ(s): Thyroid. Lungs. Readily absorbed through skin.
Harmful if swallowed.
Harmful if inhaled. Material may be irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
May cause skin irritation. Harmful if absorbed through skin. Readily absorbed through skin.
May cause eye irritation.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
In case of skin contact, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
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.