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Cobalt(II) nitrate hexahydrate is used in the preparation of metallic cobalt and cobalt based dyes and pigments. It is a precursor for the preparation of catalyst for use in certain organic reactions. It finds use in catalysis, vitamin preparations, and porcelain decoration.
Yan, W.; Wang, D.; Botte, G. G. Nickel and Cobalt Bimetallic Hydroxide Catalysts for Urea Electro-oxidation. Electrochim. Acta 2012, 61, 25-30.
Sokol, V. I.; Davydov, V. V.; Sergienko, V. S.; Polyakova, E. I.; Shklyaev, Yu. V. Synthesis, structure, and physicochemical characteristics of the cobalt(II) nitrate complex with α-(3,3-dimethyl-3,4-dihydroisoquinolyl-1)hydroxyiminoacetonitrile [Co(LH)(L)(NO3 )]. Russ. J. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 60 (5), 560-565.
Hazard Statements: H272-H302-H334-H317-H341-H350-H360
May intensify fire; oxidizer. Harmful if swallowed. May cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled. May cause an allergic skin reaction. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause cancer. May damage fertility or the unborn child.
Precautionary Statements: P221-P210v-P284-P201-P405-P501a
Take any precaution to avoid mixing with combustibles. Wear respiratory protection. Obtain special instructions before use. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.