Agent Name

Copper(II) acetate monohydrate

CAS Number

6046-93-1

Formula

C4-H6-O4.Cu.H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper diacetate monohydrate; Copper(2+) acetate, monohydrate; Cupric acetate monohydrate; Acetic acid, copper(2+) salt, monohydrate; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Dark green solid; [Merck Index] Blue-green odorless powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make Paris Green and Fehling's reagent, as a fungicide, catalyst, ceramic pigment, and in textile dyeing; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Copper(II) acetate."

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

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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