- Cobalt diformate
Cobaltous formate is a red crystalline solid.
In prepn of cobalt catalysts.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Decomposition point, °C
2.13 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep containers tightly closed in a well ventilated area away from food products. Keep away from heat and water.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Land spill: Dig a pit, pond, lagoon, holding area to contain liquid or solid material. Cover solids with a plastic sheet to prevent dissolving in rain or fire fighting water. Water spill: Neutralize with agricultural lime (CaO), crushed limestone (CaCO3), or sodium bicarbonate (NaHCO3). Adjust pH to neutral (pH=7). Use mechanical dredges or lifts to remove immobilized masses of pollutants and precipitates.
Reacts as bases to neutralize acids.
Extinguish fire using agent suitable for type of surrounding fire. (Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.)
Material itself does not burn or burns with difficulty.
Decomposes at 175C.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
NIOSH REL: TWA 0.05 mg/m3 (as Co) OSHA PEL: TWA 0.1 mg/m3 (as Co) 20 mg/m3 (as Co)
Administration of cobalt chloride to pregnant rats in doses up to 100 mg/kg/day did not produce teratogenicity or fetotoxicity. <br>CASE REPORT - A 31-year-old woman with severe cobalt-induced pulmonary fibrosis delivered a normal full term infant. Throughout the pregnancy, supplemental oxygen was required during exercise due to deterioration of respiratory capacity. Inhalation exposureor respiratory disease is present.
Ingestion or inhalation of cobalt causes nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and colicky abdominal pain.
An interstitial fibrotic pulmonary process has been described among hard metal workers and diamond polishers.
Contact may cause burns.
Seek medical assistance.
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Flush with copious amounts of water.
USCG CHRIS Code
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