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Cobalt hydrocarbonyl (as Co)

Synonyms & Trade Names
Hydrocobalt tetracarbonyl, Tetracarbonylhydridocobalt, Tetracarbonylhydrocobalt
CAS No.
16842-03-8
RTECS No.
GG0900000
DOT ID & Guide
Formula
HCo(CO)4
Conversion
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 0.1 mg/m3
OSHA PEL
none See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Gas with an offensive odor.
Molecular Weight
172.0
Boiling Point
?
Freezing Point
-15°F
Solubility
0.05%
Vapor Pressure
>1 atm
Ionization Potential
?
Flash Point
NA (Gas)
Upper Exposive Limit
?
Lower Explosive Limit
?
Relative Gas Density
5.93
Flammable Gas
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Air [Note: Unstable gas that decomposes rapidly in air at room temperature to cobalt carbonyl & hydrogen.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
In Animals: irritation respiratory system; dyspnea (breathing difficulty), cough, decreased pulmonary function, pulmonary edema
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:Daily
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash
Breathing:Respiratory support
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION
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