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Cobalt(II) chloride hexahydrate is widely used as a drying agent in painting and coloring agents for glass ceramics. It is an excellent indicator for water in dessicants as well as an indicator for silica gel dryer. It helps in electroplating. It acts as an inducer of HIF-1 production used to study apoptotic effects in HepG2 cells.
Kimer, J. T.; Elliott, C. M. Are High-Potential Cobalt Tris(bipyridyl) Complexes Sufficiently Stable to Be Efficient Mediators in Dye-Sensitized Solar Cells? Synthesis, Characterization, and Stability Tests. J. Phys. Chem. C 2015, 119 (31), 17502-17514.
Parmentier, D.; Hoogerstraete, T. V.; Metz, S. J.; Binnemans, K.; Kroon, M. C. Selective Extraction of Metals from Chloride Solutions with the Tetraoctylphosphonium Oleate Ionic Liquid. Ind. Eng. Chem. Res. 2015, 54 (18), 5149-5158.
Hazard Statements: H302-H334-H317-H341-H350-H360
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: P284-P201-P261-P280-P405-P501a
Wear respiratory protection. Obtain special instructions before use. Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.