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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 255.51
Revision Date: March 25, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Cobalt Chloride Aqueous Solution 10%

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9642
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard Class: Carcinogenicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202). Use personal protective equipment as required (P281).

Hazard Class: Sensitization, skin and respiratory (Category 1). May cause an allergic skin reaction or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled (H317+H334). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).

Hazard Class: Germ cell mutagenicity (Category 2). Suspected of causing genetic defects (H341).

Hazard Class: Reproductive toxicity (Category 1). May damage fertility or the unborn child (H360).

Cobalt chloride, as a solid, is a known human carcinogen (IARC-1).
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Cobalt chloride hexahydrate
Water

Synonyms: Cobaltous chloride aqueous solution 10%
7791-13-1
7732-18-5
CoCl2•6H2O
H2O
237.95
18.00
10%
90%
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician (P311).
If inhaled:If breathing is difficult, remove victim to fresh air. Keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P341).
If on skin: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes (P351). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P301+P330+P312).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible solution.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Ventilate area. Contain the spill with sand or absorbent material and deposit in a sealed bag or container. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #2. Store with acetates, halides, sulfates, sulfites, thiosulfates and phosphates.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection. Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Contaminated clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace (P272). Use only in a hood or in a well-ventilated area. In case of inadequate ventilation, wear respiratory protection (P285).
Exposure guidelines: (as cobalt) PEL 0.1 mg/m3 (OSHA); TLV 0.02 mg/m3 (ACGIH)
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Red/purple liquid. Odorless.
pH; ~4
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Shelf life: Good, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Moderately toxic, irritant.
Chronic effects: N.A.
Target organs: N.A.
ORL-RAT LD50: 766 mg/kg as cobalt chloride
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Data not yet available.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #27f is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Not regulated. Hazard class: N/A. UN number: N/A.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
Not listed.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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