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Tricobalt tetraoxide

EC / List no.: 215-157-2

CAS no.: 1308-06-1

Mol. formula: Co3O4

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GHS08: Serious Health Hazard GHS09: Hazardous to the Environment

Danger! According to the classification provided by companies to ECHA in REACH registrations this substance is very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects, may cause cancer, is very toxic to aquatic life, may cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure, may cause allergy or asthma symptoms or breathing difficulties if inhaled and may cause an allergic skin reaction.

At least one company has indicated that the substance classification is affected by impurities or additives.

  • C*

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Carcinogenic

  • Ss*

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Skin sensitising

  • Sr

A majority of data submitters agree this substance is Respiratory sensitising

Substance is known to be on the EEA market in nanomaterial form.

This substance is manufactured and/or imported in the European Economic Area in 1 000 - 10 000 tonnes per year.

This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

This substance is used in articles, by professional workers (widespread uses), in formulation or re-packing, at industrial sites and in manufacturing.

Consumer Uses

ECHA has no public registered data indicating whether or in which chemical products the substance might be used. ECHA has no public registered data on the routes by which this substance is most likely to be released to the environment.

Article service life

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: industrial abrasion processing with low release rate (e.g. cutting of textile, cutting, machining or grinding of metal).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).
This substance can be found in complex articles, with no release intended: machinery, mechanical appliances and electrical/electronic products (e.g. computers, cameras, lamps, refrigerators, washing machines).
This substance can be found in products with material based on: plastic (e.g. food packaging and storage, toys, mobile phones) and metal (e.g. cutlery, pots, toys, jewellery).

Widespread uses by professional workers

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, inks and toners and polymers.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement).
Other release to the environment of this substance is likely to occur from: outdoor use resulting in inclusion into or onto a materials (e.g. binding agent in paints and coatings or adhesives), indoor use, outdoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. metal, wooden and plastic construction and building materials) and indoor use in long-life materials with low release rate (e.g. flooring, furniture, toys, construction materials, curtains, foot-wear, leather products, paper and cardboard products, electronic equipment).

Formulation or re-packing

This substance is used in the following products: coating products, polymers, metals, inks and toners, pH regulators and water treatment products, laboratory chemicals and semiconductors.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: formulation of mixtures, formulation in materials, manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and in the production of articles.

Uses at industrial sites

This substance is used in the following products: laboratory chemicals, semiconductors, pH regulators and water treatment products, polymers and coating products.
This substance has an industrial use resulting in manufacture of another substance (use of intermediates).
This substance is used in the following areas: formulation of mixtures and/or re-packaging.
This substance is used for the manufacture of: chemicals, mineral products (e.g. plasters, cement), fabricated metal products, electrical, electronic and optical equipment and plastic products.
Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates), in the production of articles, as processing aid and in processing aids at industrial sites.

Manufacture

Release to the environment of this substance can occur from industrial use: manufacturing of the substance, as an intermediate step in further manufacturing of another substance (use of intermediates) and formulation in materials.

The InfoCard summarises the non-confidential data on substances as held in the databases of the European Chemicals Agency (ECHA), including data provided by third parties. The InfoCard is automatically generated. Information requirements under different legislative frameworks may therefore not be up–to–date or complete. Substance manufacturers and importers are responsible for consulting official publications. This InfoCard is covered by the ECHA Legal Disclaimer.

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