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COPPER(II) SULFATE, PENTAHYDRATE

ICSC: 1416

Sulfuric acid, copper(2+) salt, pentahydrate
CuSO4•5H2O
Molecular mass: 249.7
ICSC #    1416
CAS #     7758-99-8
RTECS # GL8900000
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 Pain. Redness. 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. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Shock or collapse.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Well closed.

Xn symbol
N symbol
R: 22-36/38-50/53
S: 2-22-60-61
ICSC: 1416 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.

COPPER(II) SULFATE, PENTAHYDRATE

ICSC: 1416

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BLUE SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes including sulfur oxides . The solution in water is a weak acid. Attacks many metals in the presence of water.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as copper) 1 mg/m3 as TWA; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK: (as copper) (Inhalable fraction) 0.1 mg/m3;
Peak limitation category: II(2); Pregnancy risk group: D;
(DFG 2004).


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

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C 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

Melting point (decomposes): 110°C
Density: 2.3
g/cm3
Solubility in water, g/100 ml at 0°C: 31.7

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in fish. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.

N O T E S

The apparent melting point caused by loss of crystal water is given. Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See section Occupational Exposure Limits.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1416 COPPER(II) SULFATE, PENTAHYDRATE
(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.
 
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