Cobalt Chloride (CAS 7646-79-9) is an inorganic compound of cobalt and chlorine, with the formula CoCl2. It is usually supplied as the hexahydrate CoCl2.6H2O, which is one of the most commonly used cobalt compounds in the lab. Cobalt chloride has been classified as a Substance of very high concern by the European Chemicals Agency as it is a suspected carcinogen.
Co 24.10% Min Ni 0.020% Max
Fe 50ppm Max Pb 10ppm Max
Zn 25ppm Max Al 10ppm Max
SO4 80ppm Max Na 10ppm Max
Cu 30ppm Max Mg 40ppm Max
Mn 20ppm Max Si 30ppm Max
Cd 5ppm Max As 5ppm Max
- Cobalt chloride is an established chemical inducer of hypoxia-like responses such as erythropoiesis. Cobalt supplementation is not banned and therefore would not be detected by current anti-doping testing.
- Cobalt chloride is a banned substance under the Australian Thoroughbred Racing- Used as analytical reagent and ammonia absorber.
Store in a dry, cool, well-ventilated area away from heat ,open flames, organic chemicals and light.