Material Safety Data
Cobalt (II) Nitrate Hexahydrate
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Cobalt (II) Nitrate
Catalog Numbers: S79973, S79973-1, C378 500,
C378-500, C378500, S799731
Synonyms: Nitric Acid Cobalt Salt
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
||COBALT (II) NITRATE HEXAHYDRATE
Hazard Symbols: T O
Phrases: 22 42/43 8 49
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: red. Danger! Strong oxidizer. Contact with
other material may cause a fire. May cause allergic skin reaction. May cause
allergic respiratory reaction. Causes eye and skin irritation. Causes digestive
and respiratory tract irritation. May cause cardiac disturbances. May cause
blood abnormalities. May be harmful if swallowed.
Heart, respiratory system, red blood cells.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: Causes eye irritation.
Skin: Prolonged and/or repeated contact may cause
irritation and/or dermatitis. May cause skin sensitization, an allergic
reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material.
Ingestion: Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea,
vomiting and diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed. Excessive ingestion may
increase red blood cells and decrease blood pressure. May cause sensation of
heat and enlargement of the thyroid.
Inhalation: Dust is
irritating to the respiratory tract. May cause methemoglobinemia, cyanosis,
convulsions, tachycardia, dyspnea (labored breathing), and death. May cause
asthmatic attacks due to allergic sensitization of the respiratory tract.
Chronic: Repeated exposure may cause allergic respiratory
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least
15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Skin: Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least
15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Ingestion: Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious
person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse
mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician: Administration of Calcium Disodium EDTA
may be useful in acute poisoning with its use at the discretion of qualified
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials may cause a fire.
During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal
decomposition or combustion.
Extinguishing Media: Use agent
most appropriate to extinguish fire. Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon
dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Vacuum or sweep up material and
place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, observing
precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty
conditions. Provide ventilation.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash hands before eating. Use with
adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep
container tightly closed. Avoid contact with clothing and other combustible
Storage: Do not store near combustible
materials. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry,
well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be
equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or
local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne concentrations below the permissible
|COBALT (II) NITRATE HEXAHYDRATE
OSHA Vacated PELs: COBALT
(II) NITRATE HEXAHYDRATE: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described
by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective
clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the OSHA
respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149.
Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Vapor Pressure: Negligible.
Vapor Density: Not
Boiling Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Noncombustible.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0;
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable. However, may decompose if heated.
Avoid: Incompatible materials, excess heat, combustible materials, reducing
agents, temperatures above 100°C.
Incompatibilities with Other
Materials: Reacts violently if mixed with reducing agents, organic matter,
and other flammable and combustible materials including wood, paper, sulfur,
aluminum, phosphorus, hydroxylamine, phosphinates, alky esters, ammounium
hexacyanoferrate (4-), carbon, tin (II) chloride, and flammable liquids.
Hazardous Decomposition Products: Nitrogen oxides, irritating and
toxic fumes and gases.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been
Section 11 -
CAS# 10026-22-9: QU7355500
Oral, rat: LD50 = 691 mg/kg;
ACGIH: A3 - Animal
Carcinogen (listed as Cobalt).
California: carcinogen; initial date
7/1/92 (listed as Cobalt).
OSHA: Possible select carcinogen (listed
IARC: Group 2B carcinogen (listed as Cobalt).
Epidemiology: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Mutagenicity: No information available.
Other Studies: No
Section 12 -
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 -
||NITRATES, INORGANIC, N.O.S.
||NITRATES INORGANIC NOS (COBALTOUS
Section 15 -
CAS# 10026-22-9 is not on the TSCA
Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 10026-22-9: acute, chronic, flammable.
This material contains COBALT (II) NITRATE HEXAHYDRATE (listed as **
undefined **), 100%, (CAS# 10026-22-9) which is subject to the reporting
requirements of Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does
not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under
the CWA. None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are
considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 10026-22-9 is not
present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in
Accordance with EC Directives
R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
R 42/43 May cause sensitization
by inhalation and
R 8 Contact with combustible material
R 49 May cause cancer by inhalation.
S 22 Do not breathe dust.
S 45 In case of accident or if you
feel unwell, seek
medical advice immediately (show the label where
S 53 Avoid exposure - obtain special instructions
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 10026-22-9: 2
None of the chemicals in this product
are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. This product has a WHMIS classification of
CAS# 10026-22-9 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure
CAS# 10026-22-9 (listed as ** undefined **):
OEL-ARAB Republic of Egyp
t:TWA 0.1 mg/m3 OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.05 mg/m3
OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.05 mg
/m3 OEL-CZECHOSLOVAKIA:TWA 0.05 mg/m3;STEL 0.1 mg/m3
0.05 mg/m3 OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.05 mg/m3;Skin
OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 0.1 mg/m3;STEL 0.2 mg/m3 OEL-THE
mg/m3 OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 0.1 mg/m3 OEL-POLAND:TWA
0.05 mg/m3 O
EL-RUSSIA:STEL 0.5 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.05 mg/m3
WA 0.1 mg/m3;Carcinogen OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 0.1 mg/m3
OEL IN BULG
ARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV OEL IN NEW ZEALAND,
GAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #4 Date: 10/06/2000
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