Agent Name

Cupric stearate

CAS Number

660-60-6

Formula

C18-H36-O2.1/2Cu

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Kupfer(II) stearat; Copper distearate, pure; Octadecanoic acid, copper(2+) salt; [ChemIDplus] Copper bis(octadecanoate); Copper distearate; [Merck Index]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Light blue to blue-green solid; [Merck Index] Blue-green powder; [Pfaltz and Bauer MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in anti-fouling paints, textile and wood preservatives, and as a catalyst; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; [Pfaltz and Bauer MSDS] See "Copper(I) stearate."

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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