Cobaltous phosphate

Revision as of 13:26, 27 April 2013 by (talk)
(diff) ← Older revision | Latest revision (diff) | Newer revision → (diff)
Jump to: navigation, search
Cobalt violet dark


A medium to strong violet pigment with a reddish hue. Cobaltous phosphate, or violet, deep deep cobalt violet, was first prepared in 1859. It is a permanent pigment but it has low tinting strength. It dries quickly in paint oil paints. Cobaltous phosphate is also used as a colorant in glass, glazes, inorganic enamels, and plastics.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cobalt phosphate; Pigment Violet 14; CI 77360; fosfato de cobalto (Esp., Port.); violeta de cobalto (Esp.); phosphate de cobalt (Fr.); fosfato di cobalto (It.); cobalt violet, deep

Other Properties

Soluble in mineral acids. Insoluble in water.

Composition Co3(PO4)2 - 8H2O
CAS 13455-36-2
Density 2.769
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 366.74

Hazards and Safety

Skin contact may cause allergies, especially on elbows, neck and ankles. Chronic inhalation may cause asthma. Ingestion may cause vomiting, diarrhea and the sensation of hotness.


  • Richard S. Lewis, Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Random House, Random House, Webster's Encyclopedic Unabridged Dictionary of the English Language, Grammercy Book, New York, 1997
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2508
  • Thomas B. Brill, Thomas B. Brill, Light Its Interaction with Art and Antiquities, Plenum Press, New York City, 1980

Retrieved from ""