Cobaltous carbonate

Agent Name
Cobaltous carbonate
CAS Number
513-79-1
Formula
C-O3.Co
Major Category
Metals
Cobaltous carbonate formula graphical representation
Synonyms
C.I. 77353; CI 77353; Carbonic acid, cobalt(2+) salt; Carbonic acid, cobalt(2+) salt (1:1); Cobalt carbonate; Cobalt carbonate (1:1); Cobalt carbonate (CoCO3); Cobalt monocarbonate; Cobalt spar; Cobalt(2+) carbonate; Cobalt(2+) carbonate (CoCO3); Cobalt(II) carbonate; Sphaerocobaltite; [ChemIDplus]
Category
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Description
Red solid; [Merck Index] Pink powder, insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]
Sources/Uses
Used in ceramics, pigments, fertilizers, and catalysts; Also used as a temperature indicator and veterinary medication; [HSDB]
Comments
Harmful if swallowed; May cause skin sensitization; [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
IARC Carcinogen
Possible (2b)

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