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Tricobalt tetraoxide

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Tricobalt tetraoxide
Tricobalt tetraoxide
Chemical Name:
Tricobalt tetraoxide
Co3-O4;Cobalt(II;COBALT BLACK;CobaltOxideGr;COBALTIC OXIDE;cobaltosicoxide;CobaltOxidePure;cobalt Tetroxide;COBALT SESQUIOXIDE;Tricobalttetroxide
Molecular Formula:
Formula Weight:
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Tricobalt tetraoxide Properties

Melting point:
895 °C (dec.)(lit.)
Boiling point:
6.11 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Dark Gray
Water Solubility 
Soluble in acids and alkalis. Insoluble in water.
CAS DataBase Reference
1308-06-1(CAS DataBase Reference)
NIST Chemistry Reference
Cobalt oxide(1308-06-1)
EPA Substance Registry System
Cobalt oxide (Co3O4)(1308-06-1)
  • Risk and Safety Statements
  • Hazard and Precautionary Statements (GHS)
Hazard Codes  Xn,T,Xi
Risk Statements  36/37/38-40-43-49-50/53-42-52/53
Safety Statements  26-36/37/39-45-36/37-53-61-22
RIDADR  1477
WGK Germany  1
RTECS  GG2500000
HazardClass  9
HS Code  28220000
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements:
Code Hazard statements Hazard class Category Signal word Pictogram P-Codes
H317 May cause an allergic skin reaction Sensitisation, Skin Category 1 Warning P261, P272, P280, P302+P352,P333+P313, P321, P363, P501
H334 May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled Sensitisation, respiratory Category 1 Danger P261, P285, P304+P341, P342+P311,P501
H351 Suspected of causing cancer Carcinogenicity Category 2 Warning P201, P202, P281, P308+P313, P405,P501
H400 Very toxic to aquatic life Hazardous to the aquatic environment, acute hazard Category 1 Warning P273, P391, P501
H410 Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard Category 1 Warning P273, P391, P501
H412 Harmful to aquatic life with long lasting effects Hazardous to the aquatic environment, long-term hazard Category 3 P273, P501
Precautionary statements:
P201 Obtain special instructions before use.
P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray.
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
P284 Wear respiratory protection.
P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention.
P342+P311 IF experiencing respiratory symptoms: call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
P405 Store locked up.

Tricobalt tetraoxide price More Price(29)

Manufacturer Product number Product description CAS number Packaging Price Updated Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 221643 Cobalt(II,III) oxide powder, <10μm 1308-06-1 50g $66 2017-11-08 Buy
Sigma-Aldrich 203114 Cobalt(II,III) oxide Nonstoichiometric compound., 99.995% trace metals basis 1308-06-1 5g $82.4 2017-11-08 Buy
Alfa Aesar 10695 Cobalt(II,III) oxide, Puratronic?, 99.9985% (metals basis) 1308-06-1 10g $113 2017-11-08 Buy
Alfa Aesar 10695 Cobalt(II,III) oxide, Puratronic?, 99.9985% (metals basis) 1308-06-1 50g $473 2017-11-08 Buy
Strem Chemicals 27-0480 Cobalt oxide-molybdenum oxide on alumina (3.5% CoO, 14% MoO3) 1308-06-1 500g $246 2017-11-27 Buy

Tricobalt tetraoxide Chemical Properties,Uses,Production


Cobalt Oxide (II, III) is a kind oxide of cobalt. It has applications in enamels, semiconductors, grinding wheels. As an important inorganic material, it can be used in catalysis, superconductors, ceramics and other fields. It can also be used as catalyst and catalyst carrier, as electrode active material, for glass, porcelain colorants and pigments, as chemical industry oxidant and as a catalyst for organic synthesis, in senior goggles and other filter materials, in temperature and gas sensors, in electronic ceramics, in lithium ion battery electrode materials, magnetic materials, electrochromic devices, enamels, solar energy absorbers. Cobalt oxide nanoparticles can readily enter cells, and have the potential to be used for hyperthermic treatment, gene therapy and drug delivery. It is more commonly applied for energy storage such as Lithium-ion battery. It may also be used as a gas sensor in sensing toluene, acetone and some other toxic vapors.


Tricobalt tetroxide is obtained when cobalt(II) carbonate, cobalt(II) or cobalt(III) oxide, or cobalt hydroxide oxide, CoO(OH) is heated in air at temperatures above 265°C. The temperature must not exceed 800°C (see decomposition temperature above).


Heating above 900°C expels oxygen out of the molecule forming cobalt(II) oxide:
2Co3O4 6CoO + O2
Tricobalt tetroxide absorbs oxygen at lower temperatures, but there is no change in the crystal structure.)
The oxide is reduced to its metal by hydrogen, carbon or carbon monoxide.
Co3O4 + 4H2 3Co + 4H2O
Co3O4 + 4CO 3Co + 4CO2


Chemical Properties

Black fine powder


In enamels; in semiconductors; in grinding wheels.

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