International Chemical Safety Cards

COBALT CARBONYL ICSC: 0976
COBALT CARBONYL
Dicobalt octacarbonyl
Cobalt tetracarbonyl
C8O8Co2/(OC)3Co:(CO)2:Co(CO)3
Molecular mass: 341.9
CAS # 10210-68-1
RTECS # GG0300000
ICSC # 0976
TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO open flames.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Laboured breathing. Sore throat.
    Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Corrosive. Pain. Severe deep burns.
    Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into airtight containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: A/P2 filter respirator for organic vapour and harmful dust).
    Separated from strong oxidants, strong acids. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Airtight. Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0976 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    COBALT CARBONYL ICSC: 0976

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    ORANGE CRYSTALS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes at 52C producing toxic fumes of carbon monoxide and cobalt (see ICSC # 0023 and ICSC # 0785). Reacts with strong acids and strong oxidants.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.1 mg/m3 as Co (ACGIH 1993-1994).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation, through the skin and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance is corrosive to the eyes, the skin and severely irritates the respiratory tract. Inhalation of aerosol may cause lung oedema (see Notes). The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.


    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Decomposes below boiling point: 52
    Melting point: 51C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.7
    Solubility in water, g/100 ml: none
    Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 199.5
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The symptoms of lung oedema often do not become manifest until a few hours have passed and they are aggravated by physical effort. Rest and medical observation are therefore essential. Immediate administration of an appropriate spray, by a doctor or a person authorized by him/her, should be considered. Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0976 COBALT CARBONYL
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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