Agent Name

Copper(II) azide

CAS Number

14215-30-6

Formula

Cu-N6

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

Copper azide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Explosives

Sources/Uses

Used as an explosive; [Sax]

Comments

Emits nitrogen oxides when heated to decomposition; May explode after heat or friction; [Sax] Acute copper poisoning after ingestion can cause liver injury, methemoglobinemia, and hemolytic anemia. Acute renal failure may result, secondary to massive hemoglobinuria. [Goldfrank, p. 1259-60] See "AZIDES."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

MAK

0.01 mg/m3, respirable fraction (Cu, inorganic cmpnds)

IDLH (NIOSH)

100 mg/m3, as Cu

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

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