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COBALT(II) ACETATE TETRAHYDRATE

ICSC: 1128

Acetic acid, cobalt(+2) salt
Cobaltous acetate (tetrahydrate)
Cobaltous diacetate tetrahydrate
C4H6CoO4•4H2O
Molecular mass: 249.1
ICSC #    1128
CAS #     6147-53-1
RTECS # AG3325000
October 17, 2001 Validated
Pi, Study (1st batch of chemical part)

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness.
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Weakness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.) Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from strong oxidants. Well closed.

ICSC: 1128 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.

COBALT(II) ACETATE TETRAHYDRATE

ICSC: 1128

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
RED CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing irritating fumes . Reacts with strong oxidants causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as Cobalt) 0.02 mg/m3 as TWA A3 (ACGIH 2001). BEI
15 ug/l urine, B, 1 ug/l blood, B, Sq.


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. Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure. The substance may have effects on the heart, thyroid , bone marrow , when ingested. This substance is possibly carcinogenic to humans.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Melting point: 140°C
Density: 1.7 g/cm3
Solubility in water:
very good

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in seafood.

N O T E S

Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. Do NOT take working clothes home. Anyone who has shown symptoms of asthma due to this substance should avoid all further contact. The symptoms of asthma often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. The apparent melting point caused by loss of crystal water is given. The recommendations on this Card also apply to Cobalt (II) acetate anhydrous (CAS 71-48-7).

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1128 COBALT(II) ACETATE TETRAHYDRATE
(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.
 
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