International Chemical Safety Cards

COBALT(II) NITRATE HEXAHYDRATE ICSC: 0784
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Cobaltous nitrate hexahydrate
Co(NO3)2 • 6H2O
Molecular mass: 291.03
ICSC #    0784
CAS #     10026-22-9
RTECS # QU7355500
March 14, 2001 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with combustibles andreducing agents.
In case of fire in the surroundings: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with combustible substances.


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Sore throat. Cough. Shortness of breath.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
First rinse with plenty of water, then remove contaminated clothes and rinse again.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from combustible and reducing substances. Well closed. Store in an area without drain or sewer access.

SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0784 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

COBALT(II) NITRATE HEXAHYDRATE ICSC: 0784
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
RED CRYSTALS .

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic gases , including nitrogen oxides . Reacts with combustible substances causing fire hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Co) 0.02 mg/m³ as TWA; A3 (confirmed animal carcinogen with unknown relevance to humans); BEI issued (ACGIH 2000).
MAK: (Inhalable fraction) skin absorption (H); sensitization of respiratory tract and skin (Sah);
Carcinogen category: 2 Germ cell mutagen group: 3A


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed .

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes , the skin and the respiratory tract.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. Repeated or prolonged inhalation exposure may cause asthma. The substance may have effects on the heart, thyroid and bone marrow , resulting in cardiomyopathy, goitre and polycythemia. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxic effects upon human reproduction. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes below boiling point at 74°C
Melting point: 55°C
Density: 1.88
g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 0°C: 133.8
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard See Notes.
N O T E S
Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact with this substance. Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated but data on cobalt ion suggest that it may be hazardous to aquatic organisms. Also consult ICSC on cobalt salts such as 0783 - Cobalt(II) chloride.
Card has been partially updated in August 2007: see Ingestion First Aid, Occupational Exposure Limits.
Card has been partially updated in April 2010: see Occupational Exposure Limits, Spillage Disposal, Storage.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0784 COBALT(II) NITRATE HEXAHYDRATE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.