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Cobalt(II) iodide is used as a moisture and humidity indicator. It is also a catalyst.
Kwangkyoung Liou.; Timothy P. Newcomb.; Michael D. Heagy.; Julia A. Thompson.; William B. Heuer.; Ronald L. Musselman.; Claus S. Jacobsen.; Brian M. Hoffman.; James A. Ibers. Preparation and characterization of (tetrabenzoporphyrinato)cobalt(II) iodide, a ring-oxidized molecular conductor. Inorg. Chem. 1992, 31 (22),4517-4523.
Hazard Statements: H317-H341
May cause an allergic skin reaction. Suspected of causing genetic defects.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P261-P280-P363-P405-P501a
Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.