Sulfate of cobalt
Inorganic bivalent cobalt salt, cobalt sulfate is widely used in many places, such as electroplating bath, in the electrochemical industry as a dye. The most common type of cobalt sulfate is cobalt sulfate heptahydrate. CONTACTS
Cobalt sulphate is used as a mineral supplement in pastures where cobalt is deficient. Cobalt sulfate is involved in the synthesis of vitamin B12 in the rumen of ruminants. In the electrochemical industry, it is used as a drying agent for lithographic inks, varnishes, paints and linoleum; in rechargeable batteries; and as a coloring agent for ceramics, enamels, glazes and porcelain. It is used in veterinary medicine to prevent and treat cobalt deficiency in ruminants, and is used in humans to improve hematocrit, hemoglobin and red blood cells. In addition, it can be used as a catalyst, analytical reagent, tire glue, etc.
Cobalt is considered an indispensable element for living organisms, including humans, as it is included in the vitamin molecule B12. Green plants do not synthesize vitamin B12; microorganisms in ruminants (gum-chewing mammals with multi-chambered stomachs such as cows and rams) are the main “producers” of vitamin B12. Vitamin B12 contains about 4% cobalt by weight. Ruminants require 0.07-0.10 ppm cobalt in their feed, and the lack of cobalt in the soil and feed prevents the synthesis of sufficient vitamin B12.
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