Cobalt sulfate

Agent Name
Cobalt sulfate
Alternative Name
Cobaltous sulfate
CAS Number
10124-43-3
Formula
Co-O4-S
Major Category
Metals
Cobalt sulfate formula graphical representation
Synonyms
Cobalt (2+) sulfate; Cobalt Brown; Cobalt monosulfate; Cobalt sulfate (1:1); Cobalt sulfate (CoSO4); Cobalt(2+) sulfate; Cobalt(II) sulfate; Cobalt(II) sulfate (1:1); Cobalt(II) sulphate; Cobaltous sulfate salt (1:1); Sulfuric acid, cobalt(2+) salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]
Category
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Description
Red to lavender solid; [Merck Index] Blue odorless powder; Soluble in water (362 g/L at 20 deg C); [MSDSonline]
Sources/Uses
Used as a pigment (ceramics, glazes, and enamels), catalyst, paint and ink drier, and soil additive; Also used in electroplating, storage batteries, and veterinary medicine (prevent and treat of cobalt-deficiency in ruminants; [HSDB]
Comments
May cause skin sensitization and asthma after prolonged contact; [ICSC] An irritant; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization after prolonged contact; [MSDSonline] See "Cobalt."
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

BEI
Cobalt in urine = 15 ug/L; sample at end of shift at end of workweek;
TLV (ACGIH)
0.02 mg/m3, as Co

Adverse Effects

Skin Sensitizer
Yes
Asthma
Yes
IARC Carcinogen
Possible (2b)
NTP Carcinogen
Anticipated human carcinogen

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