Cobalt Fluoride

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:   Cobalt Fluoride

Formula:             CoF2

Supplier:             ESPI Metals

                            1050 Benson Way

                            Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:          800-638-2581

Fax:                     541-488-8313

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Emergency:         Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:  Scientific Research

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200): Acute toxicity - oral, category 3, Skin corrosion/irritation, category 1B, Eye damage/irritation, category 1, Carcinogenicity, category 2.

GHS Label Elements:

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Signal Word: Danger

Hazard Statements: H300 Fatal if swallowed, H331 Toxic if inhaled, H314 Causes severe skin burns and eye damage, H350 May cause cancer.

Precautionary Statements: P201 Obtain special instructions before use, P202 Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood, P260 Do not breath dust or mists, P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling, P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product, P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection, P301+P310 IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician, P301+P330+P331 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting, P303+P361+P353 IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse SKIN with water/shower, P304+P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing, P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing, P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician, P308+P313 IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention, P363 Wash contaminated clothing before reuse, P403+P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed, P405 Store locked up, P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:    Cobalt (II) Fluoride

CAS#:             10026-17-2

%:                  100

EC#:               233-061-9

Common Names and Synonyms: Cobalt difluoride; cobaltous fluoride.

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: Remove patient from area of exposure.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek immediate medical attention.

INGESTION: Quickly wipe material from mouth and rinse with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing if necessary. Brush off any visible solids. Wash the affected area with water for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.

EYES: Immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water, including under eyelids for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need assistance in keeping their eyelids open. Seek immediate medical attention.

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed: May cause severe irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment: No other relevant information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: Do not use halocarbon extinguisher.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: May release toxic fumes if involved in a fire.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Eliminate all sources of ignition.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: Avoid creating dust. Sweep or vacuum up spill using a vacuum equipped with a HEPA filter. Place in properly labeled closed containers.

Environmental Precautions: Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process. Avoid creating dust. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage: Store in a cool, dry area. Store material tightly sealed in properly labeled containers. Protect from moisture. Store away from oxidizers and acids. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:                              OSHA/PEL:                               ACGIH/TLV:

Cobalt Fluoride                                    No exposure limit established       No exposure limit established

Cobalt Metal (dust and fume, as Co)     0.1 mg/m3                                  0.02 mg/m3

Fluorides (as F)                                   2.5 mg/m3                                  2.5 mg/m3

Engineering Controls: Handle in a controlled, enclosed environment if possible. Ensure adequate ventilation to maintain exposures below occupational limits. Whenever possible the use of local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls is the preferred method of controlling exposure to airborne dust and fume to meet established occupational exposure limits. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

   Respiratory Protection: Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.

   Eye Protection: Safety glasses

   Skin Protection: Impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                 Powder

Color:                 Pink

Odor:                  Not determined

Odor Threshold: Not determined

pH:                                               N/A

Melting Point:                              ca 1200 oC

Boiling Point:                              1400 oC

Flash Point:                                 N/A

Evaporation Rate:                       N/A

Flammability:                              No data

Upper Flammable Limit:              No data

Lower Flammable Limit:              No data

Vapor Pressure:                           No data

Vapor Density:                             N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     4.46 g/cc @ 25 oC

Solubility in H2O:                         1.5 g/100 ml @ 25 oC

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No specific test data available.

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: No information available. Hazardous polymerization will not occur.

Conditions to Avoid: Protect from moisture.

Incompatible Materials: Acids, oxidizing agents.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Cobalt oxide fume, hydrogen fluoride.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause severe irritation. May cause an allergic reaction in sensitized individuals.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

Cobalt Compounds: Exposure via inhalation or skin contact can result in sensitization in a small percentage of individuals, and can result in asthma-like symptoms or allergic dermatitis. Chronic exposure via inhalation may result in respiratory irritation, diminished pulmonary function, wheezing, asthma, pneumonia, and fibrosis. There is limited evidence in animals of carcinogenic effects.

Fluorides: Acute effects resulting from exposure to inorganic fluorides are mainly due to the effects of hydrogen fluoride, a colorless gas or liquid. The major health effect of chronic inhalation exposure to fluoride compounds is skeletal fluorosis, which has been reported in cases of exposure to fluoride dusts and hydrogen fluoride, either individually or in combination. Excluding sodium fluoride, effects of exposure to inorganic fluoride compounds has not been well studied. Based on single exposure animal tests, sodium fluoride is considered to be moderately toxic if swallowed, no more than slightly toxic if absorbed through the skin, slightly irritating to skin and corrosive to eyes.

Acute Toxicity: LD50 oral - rat - 150 mg/kg

Carcinogenicity:

Cobalt and cobalt compounds that release cobalt ions in vivo: NTP: R - reasonably anticipated to be a human carcinogen

Cobalt and Cobalt Compounds: IARC: 2B - Possibly carcinogenic to humans

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics of the substance are not fully known.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: No data

Persistence and Degradability: No data

Bioaccumulative Potential: No data

Mobility in Soil: No data

Other Adverse Effects: Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN Number:                           UN2923

UN Proper Shipping Name:   Corrosive solid, toxic, n.o.s. (Cobalt difluoride)

Transport Hazard Class:        8 (6.1)

Packing Group:                      III

Marine Pollutant:                   No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: Yes

DSL Listed: No

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Acute toxicity - oral, category 3, Skin corrosion/irritation, category 1B, Eye damage/irritation, category 1, Carcinogenicity, category 2.

WHMIS 2015 Classification: Acute toxicity, Skin corrosion/irritation, Serious eye damage/eye irritation, Carcinogenicity.

HMIS Ratings: Health: 3*(Chronic)     Flammability: 0     Physical: 0

NFPA Ratings: Health: 3     Flammability: 0     Instability: 0

Chemical Safety Assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals 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. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:             ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:   January 2017