Agent Name

Cupric perchlorate hexahydrate

CAS Number

10294-46-9

Formula

Cl2-H2-O8.Cu.6H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper diperchlorate hexahydrate; Copper perchlorate (Cu(ClO4)2) hexahydrate; Copper(2+) perchlorate hexahydrate; Cupric diperchlorate hexahydrate; Perchloric acid, copper(2+) salt, hexahydrate; [ChemIDplus] Copper (II) perchlorate hexahydrate; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN1481

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Deep blue solid; [Merck Index] Blue odorless crystals; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as an analytical reagent, in copper electrodeposition, and in combustion catalysts; [Merck Index]

Comments

An oxidizer that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cupric perchlorate." See "PERCHLORATES."

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 "Perchlorates, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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