Agent Name

Copper(II) oxalate

Alternative Name

Cupric oxalate

CAS Number

814-91-5

Formula

C2-H2-O4.Cu

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper oxalate; Copper oxalate (CuC2O4); Cupric oxalate (1:1); Ethanedioic acid copper salt; Ethanedioic acid, copper(2+) salt (1:1); Oxalic acid copper(2+) salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Blue-white solid; Practically insoluble in water; [Merck Index] Blue or white powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an organic catalyst, a polyformaldehyde stabilizer, an anticaries agent, and in seed treatments to repel birds and rodents; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB] An eye nose and throat irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Copper."

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
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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