- Cobalt sulfate
- Cobalt (II) sulfate
- Sulfuric acid, cobalt (2+) salt
Odorless rose-pink solid.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Decomposition point, °C
1.948 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Cool, dry location. Tightly sealed container.
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.
Chemical splash goggles in compliance with OSHA regulations are advised; however, OSHA regulations also permit other type safety glasses. Whre chemical resistant gloves. To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
NIOSH approved respirator with dust/mist filter.
Sweep up and place in a suitable clean, dry containers for reclamation or disposal. Keep unnecessary people away.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Strong oxidizing agents.
When heated to decomposition, emits toxic fumes of sulfur oxides.
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.
Toxic cobalt oxide fumes may form in fire.
OSHA PEL: 0.1 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.
Give large amount of water; induce vomiting; call a doctor.
Move to fresh air; if breathing has stopped, begin artificial respiration and call a doctor.
Flush with water.
Flush with water for at least 15 min.; consult a physician if irritation persists.
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