MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
Manufacturer: Strem Chemicals, Inc. STREM CUSTOMER SERVICE:
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CHEMTREC (EMERGENCY ONLY):
Newburyport, MA 01950-4098 POISON CENTER: (800) 562-8236
SECTION 1 Product Identification
CHEMICAL NAME: Cobalt (II) carbonate hydrate(99%-Co) (Co min. 45.5%)
PRODUCT NUMBER: 93-2733
CAS REGISTRY NUMBER: 513-79-1
EINECS NUMBER: 208-169-4
CHEMICAL FAMILY: metal carbonate
SYNONYM: Cobalt carbonate
SECTION 2 Composition and Information on Ingredients
CAS# OSHA (PEL)
INGREDIENT: % ACGIH (TWA)
Title Compound 513-79-1 100 0.02mg/m3 (as Co)
SECTION 3 Hazards Identification
EMERGENCY OVERVIEW: Harmful if swallowed. Irritating to skin, eyes and respiratory tract. May cause sensitization by skin contact.
Limited evidence of a carcinogenic effect.
PRIMARY ROUTES OF EXPOSURE: Skin and eyes, ingestion and dust inhalation.
EYE CONTACT: Causes irritation, redness, and pain.
SKIN CONTACT: May cause sensitization by skin contact. Causes irritation to skin. Symptoms include redness, itching, and pain.
INHALATION: Causes irritation to the respiratory tract. Symptoms may include coughing, shortness of breath, nausea, respiratory
problems, and asthma.
INGESTION: Harmful if swallowed. May cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, flushing of the face and ears, mild hypotension,
rash and ringing in the ears.
ACUTE HEALTH EFFECTS: Harmful if swallowed. May cause abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting, coughing and shortness of breath.
Irritating to skin, eyes and respiratory tract. May cause sensitization by skin contact.
CHRONIC HEALTH EFFECTS: Repeated oral administration may produce goiter and reduced thyroid activity. Prolonged or repeated
skin exposure may cause dermatitis. Chronic exposure associated with kidney, heart and lung damage. Limited evidence of a
NTP: No IARC: Yes OSHA: No
SECTION 4 First Aid Measures
EYE EXPOSURE: Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need
assistance in keeping their eye lids open. Get immediate medical attention.
SKIN EXPOSURE: Wash the affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Seek medical assistance if
INHALATION: Remove the victim to fresh air. Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty in
breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
INGESTION: Seek medical attention immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim water (only if conscious). Induce vomiting
only if directed by medical personnel.
SECTION 5 Fire Fighting Measures
FLASH POINT: not applicable
AUTOIGNITION TEMPERATURE: none
EXPLOSION LIMITS: none
EXTINGUISHING MEDIUM: none required
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: If involved in a fire, fire fighters should be equipped with a NIOSH approved positive
pressure self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION AND DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: None
UNUSUAL FIRE OR EXPLOSION HAZARDS: No unusual fire or explosion hazards.
SECTION 6 Accidental Release Measures
SPILL AND LEAK PROCEDURES: Small spills can be mixed with powdered sodium carbonate or ground limestone and swept up.
SECTION 7 Handling and Storage
HANDLING AND STORAGE: Store material in a tightly sealed bottle away from moisture.
SECTION 8 Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
EYE PROTECTION: Always wear approved safety glasses when handling a chemical substance in the laboratory.
SKIN PROTECTION: Wear appropriate chemical resistant gloves and protective clothing.
VENTILATION: If possible, handle the material in an efficient fume hood.
RESPIRATOR: In the absence of adequate ventilation a respirator should be worn. The use of a respiratory requires a Respirator
Protection Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
ADDITIONAL PROTECTION: No additional protection required.
SECTION 9 Physical and Chemical Properties
COLOR AND FORM: pink pwdr.
MOLECULAR WEIGHT: 118.94
MELTING POINT (掳C): none
BOILING POINT (掳C): no data
VAPOR PRESSURE: not applicable
SPECIFIC GRAVITY: 4.13
SOLUBILITY IN WATER: Insoluble
SECTION 10 Stability and Reactivity
STABILITY: air and moisture stable
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: no hazardous polymerization
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Strong acids
INCOMPATIBILITY: Mineral acids and active metals
DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: none
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SECTION 11 Toxicological Information
RTECS DATA: Oral (rat); LD50: 640 mg/kg. Intraperitoneal (rat); LDLo: 2002 mg/kg.
CARCINOGENIC EFFECTS: Possible carcinogen (as Co)
MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: no data
TETRATOGENIC EFFECTS: no data
SECTION 12 Ecological Information
ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION: No information available
SECTION 13 Disposal Considerations
DISPOSAL: Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations.
SECTION 14 Transportation Information
SHIPPING NAME (CFR): Non-hazardous
HAZARD CLASS (CFR): NA
ADDITIONAL HAZARD CLASS (CFR): NA
PACKING GROUP (CFR): NA
UN ID NUMBER (CFR): NA
SHIPPING NAME (IATA): Non-hazardous
HAZARD CLASS (IATA): NA
ADDITIONAL HAZARD CLASS (IATA): NA
PACKING GROUP (IATA): NA
UN ID NUMBER (IATA): NA
SECTION 15 Regulatory Information
TSCA: Listed in the TSCA inventory.
SARA (TITLE 313): Title compound: see category code N096 for reporting
SECOND INGREDIENT: none
THIRD INGREDIENT: none
SECTION 16 Other Information
DISCLAIMER: The information herein is believed to be accurate and reliable as of the date compiled. However, Strem Chemicals,
Inc. makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any
use of the product based on this information.
PREPARATION DATE: 10/29/01
REVISION DATE: 06/22/04
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