Ammonium cobaltous sulfate

Agent Name
Ammonium cobaltous sulfate
CAS Number
13596-46-8
Formula
Co.2H3-N.2H2-O4-S
Major Category
Metals
Ammonium cobaltous sulfate formula graphical representation
Synonyms
Cobaltous ammonium sulfate; Diammonium cobalt bis(sulphate); Sulfuric acid, ammonium cobalt(2+) salt (2:2:1); [ChemIDplus] UN1318
Category
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Description
Ruby-red solid; [Hawley] Available as the hexahydrate: dark red crystals, insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]
Sources/Uses
Used in ceramics, electroplating, and as a catalyst; [Hawley]
Comments
A potential skin and respiratory tract sensitizer; [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
ACGIH Carcinogen
Confirmed Animal

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