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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-H350
May cause an allergic skin reaction. Suspected of causing genetic defects. May cause cancer.
Precautionary Statements: P201-P202-P261-P272-P280g-P281-P302+P352-P308+P313-P333+P313-P363-P501c
Obtain special instructions before use. Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Contaminated work clothing should not be allowed out of the workplace. Wear protective gloves. Use personal protective equipment as required. IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water. IF exposed or concerned: Get medical advice/attention. If skin irritation or rash occurs: Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant