Cobaltous carbonate

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Red crystalline powder. Cobaltous carbonate is used as a glaze ingredient.

Synonyms and Related Terms

cobalt carbonate; carbonato de cobalto (Esp.); carbonate de cobalt (Fr.); carbonato di cobalto (It.); carbonato de cobalto (Port.); cobalt spar; sphaerocobaltite

Chemical structure

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Other Properties

Soluble in dilute acids, ammonia. Insoluble in water, ethanol, methyl acetate.

Composition CoCO3
CAS 513-79-1
Density 4.13
Molecular Weight mol. wt. = 118.94

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.

Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
  • Michael McCann, Artist Beware, Watson-Guptill Publications, New York City, 1979
  • The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2497

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