International Chemical Safety Cards

COPPER SULFATE (anhydrous) ICSC: 0751
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Cupric sulphate
Sulfuric acid, copper(2+) salt(11)
CuSO4
Molecular mass: 159.6
ICSC #    0751
CAS #     7758-98-7
RTECS # GL8800000
EC #         029-004-00-0
October 18, 2001 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower.
 •EYES Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.
Face shield, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting then remove to safe place. (Extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.) Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Well closed. Dry.

Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 22-36/38-50/53
S: 2-22-60-61
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0751 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

COPPER SULFATE (anhydrous) ICSC: 0751
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with hydroxylamine causing fire hazard. Reacts with magnesium forming flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC0001) . Attacks iron and zinc in the presence of water.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV (as copper): 1 mg/m (as TWA) (ACGIH 2001).
MAK: (as copper) 0.1 mg/m; (Inhalable fraction).
Peak limitation category: II(2). Pregnancy risk group: C.
(DFG 2006).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes and the skin . The aerosol is irritating to the respiratory tract . Corrosive on ingestion. If ingested, the substance may cause effects on the blood , kidneys and liver , resulting in hemolytic anemia, kidney impairment and liver impairment .

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Lungs may be affected by repeated or prolonged exposure to the aerosol. The substance may have effects on the liver when ingested .
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Decomposes below boiling point at 650C
Density: 3.6
g/cm
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 20C: 20.3
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for examplein fish. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
N O T E S
Card has been partly updated in October 2006. See section: Occupational Exposure Limits.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0751 COPPER SULFATE (anhydrous)
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.