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Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate(7791-13-1)

Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate(7791-13-1)
Product IdentificationBack to Contents
【Product Name】

Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate

Cobaltous chloride hexahydrate


【Molecular Weight】



【RTECS Class】

Tumorigen; Drug; Mutagen; Reproductive Effector


16833 (G)
【EC Index Number】

【EC Class】

carcinogenic, harmful, sensitizing, dangerous for the environment
Physical and Chemical PropertiesBack to Contents

pink-red monoclinic crystals
【Solubility in water】

76 g/L (0 C)
【Melting Point】

【Boiling Point】


1.92 g/cm3

Moisture detection.
First Aid MeasuresBack to Contents

Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.

Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration.

Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.

Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Handling and StorageBack to Contents

Keep away from heat and flame. Keep from contact with oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Hazards IdentificationBack to Contents

Causes delayed lung injury. Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause asthmatic attacks due to allergic sensitization of the respiratory tract. May cause asthma and shortness of breath.

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. May cause chemical conjunctivitis.

Causes eye irritation.

May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May be harmful if swallowed.
【EC Risk Phrase】

R 49 22 42/43
【EC Safety Phrase】

S 22 53 45
【UN (DOT)】

Exposure Controls/Personal ProtectionBack to Contents
【Personal Protection】

Eyes: 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 Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.

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 necessary.
【Exposure Effects】

Cobalt compounds may cause cancer based upon animal studies.
【Exposure limit(s)】

0.02 mg/m3 TLV
【Poison Class】

3 (Strong toxins)
Fire Fighting MeasuresBack to Contents
【Fire Fighting】

Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic fumes. Extinguishing media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
Accidental Release MeasuresBack to Contents
【Small spills/leaks】

Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability and ReactivityBack to Contents

Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.

Strong oxidizers and alkali metals. Absorbs NH3 from air. .

Hydrogen chloride, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, cobalt/cobalt oxides.
Transport InformationBack to Contents
【UN Number】

【HS Code】

2827 34 00
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