Cobalt 2-Ethylhexanoate



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Compound Formula C16H30CoO4
Molecular Weight 345.42 g/mol
Appearance Purple Liquid
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.01 g/cm3
Exact Mass 345.148 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 345.148 g/mol

Health & Safety Info  |  MSDS / SDS

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H226-H302-H312-H315-H319-H330-H335-H361
Hazard Codes Xn
Risk Codes 10-36/37/38-40-43
Safety Statements 26-36/37
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information UN 1268 3/PG 3
WGK Germany 3
Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling (GHS) N/A


Cobalt 2-Ethylhexanoate is a Cobalt source that is soluble in organic solvents as an organometallic compound (also known as metalorganic, organo-inorganic and metallo-organic Organo-Metallic Packaging, Lab Quantity compounds). Ethylhexanoates are carboxylates with many commercial applications. They are commonly used in various catalysts for oxidation, hydrogenation and polymerization and as an adhesion promoter. It is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity forms may be considered. Cobalt 2-Ethylhexanoate is one of numerous organo-metallic compounds (also known as metalorganic, organo-inorganic and metallo-organic compounds) sold by American Elements under the tradename AE Organo-Metallics™ for uses requiring non-aqueous solubility such as recent solar energy and water treatment applications. Similar results can sometimes also be achieved with Nanoparticles and by thin film deposition. Note American Elements additionally supplies many materials as solutions. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.


Hexanoic acid, 2-ethyl; Cobaltous octoate; 2-Ethylhexanoic acid cobalt salt; cobalt(2+) salt (2:1); Cobaltous 2-ethylhexanoate; cobalt(2+) bis(2-ethylhexanoate); Cobalt octoate; Cobalt(II) 2-ethylhexanoate; Cobalt bis(2-ethylhexanoate)

Chemical Identifiers

Formula Co[OOCCH(C2H5)C4H9]2
CAS 136-52-7
Pubchem CID 8696
MDL MFCD00072632
EC No. N/A
IUPAC Name cobalt(2+); 2-ethylhexanoate
Beilstein Registry No. N/A
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2C8H16O2.Co/c2*1-3-5-6-7(4-2)8(9)10;/h2*7H,3-6H2,1-2H3,(H,9,10);/q;;+2/p-2

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes.

Related Products & Element Information

See more Cobalt products. Cobalt (atomic symbol: Co, atomic number: 27) is a Block D, Group 9, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 58.933195. Cobalt Bohr ModelThe number of electrons in each of cobalt's shells is 2, 8, 15, 2 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d7 4s2The cobalt atom has a radius of 125 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 192 pm. Cobalt was first discovered by George Brandt in 1732. In its elemental form, cobalt has a lustrous gray appearance. Cobalt is found in cobaltite, erythrite, glaucodot and skutterudite ores. Elemental CobaltCobalt produces brilliant blue pigments which have been used since ancient times to color paint and glass. Cobalt is a ferromagnetic metal and is used primarily in the production of magnetic and high-strength superalloys. Co-60, a commercially important radioisotope, is useful as a radioactive tracer and gamma ray source. The origin of the word Cobalt comes from the German word "Kobalt" or "Kobold," which translates as "goblin," "elf" or "evil spirit." For more information on cobalt, including properties, safety data, research, and American Elements' catalog of cobalt products, visit the Cobalt element page.