Agent Name

Copper(II) phosphate

Alternative Name

Cupric phosphate

CAS Number

7798-23-4

Formula

Cu.2/3H3-P-O4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper phosphate (3:2); Copper phosphate (Cu3(PO4)2); Cupric phosphate (Cu3(PO4)2); Phosphoric acid, copper(2+) salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

Light blue or bluish-green solid; Insoluble in cold water, slightly soluble in hot water; [HSDB] Blue or green crystalline powder; Insoluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as fungicide, organic catalyst, fertilizer, emulsifier, corrosion inhibitor for phosphoric acid, metal protectant, and animal feed additive; [HSDB]

Comments

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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