Cobalt(II) acetate tetrahydrate is used as an industrial catalyst to harden paints and varnishes, an active catalyst for oxidation and esterification reactions. It is also used to prepare metal complexes having unusual coordination geometry.
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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.