Flammable/combustible material. May be ignited by friction, heat, sparks or flames. Some may burn rapidly with flare burning effect. Powders, dusts, shavings, borings, turnings or cuttings may explode or burn with explosive violence. Substance may be transported in a molten form at a temperature that may be above its flash point. May re-ignite after fire is extinguished.
Air & Water Reactions
COBALT NAPHTHENATE has weak oxidizing or reducing powers. Redox reactions can however still occur. The majority of compounds in this class are slightly soluble or insoluble in water. If soluble in water, then the solutions are usually neither strongly acidic nor strongly basic. These compounds are not water-reactive.
Cobalt naphthenate is a brown powder or a bluish-red solid. Cobalt naphthenate is easily ignited and once ignited can burn profusely. Cobalt naphthenate is used to make paints and varnish.
Fire may produce irritating and/or toxic gases. Contact may cause burns to skin and eyes. Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. Runoff from fire control may cause pollution.
Cobalt naphthenate is made by treating cobalt hydroxide
or acetate with naphthenic acid. It is an accelerant
in rubber, unsaturated polyester, and vinyl ester resins.