Agent Name

Ammonium cupric chloride

CAS Number

15610-76-1

Formula

Cl4-Cu.2H4-N

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cuprate(2-), tetrachloro-, ammonium (1:2); Cuprate(2-), tetrachloro-, diammonium; Diammonium tetrachlorocuprate; [ChemIDplus] Tetrachlorocuprate(2-) ammonium (1:2); Ammonium chlorocuprate; Cupric ammonium chloride; Diammonium tetrachlorocuprate (2-); [Merck Index]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Yellow hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] Blue-green odorless solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used formerly to determine carbon in iron and steel; [Merck Index]

Comments

A strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Copper(II) chloride dihydrate."

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

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