Agent Name

Copper naphthenate

CAS Number

1338-02-9

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

CNC; Chapco Cu-nap; Copper uversol; Cunapsol; Cuprinol; Naphtenate de cuivre [ISO-French]; Naphthenic acids, copper salts; Troysan; Troysan copper 8%; Wiltz-65; Wittox C; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Green-blue solid; [Hawley]; [HSDB] Dark green viscous liquid; Insoluble in water; [ICSC] Green liquid with petroleum odor; [CAMEO] Waxy green-blue solid or very viscous liquid; Insoluble in water; mp varies with composition; [CHEMINFO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fungicide (paint, cellulosic textiles, wood, PVC, canvas, and rope), insecticide, drier (varnishes, printing, and paints), ship bottom coating to prevent barnacle growth, and veterinary medication; [HSDB] Used for industrial, commercial, and residential preservation of wood and cellulose based textiles and cordage (textile use limited to industrial non-apparel materials except for government issued military materials); Also used to treat poles already in service; [Reference #1]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [ICSC] A mild eye and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline] See "Lead naphthenate," "Cobalt naphthenate," and "Nickel naphthenate." See "Copper."

Reference Link

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Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

IDLH (NIOSH)

100 mg/m3, as Cu

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 2,966 mg/m3

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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