Agent Name

Copper orthophosphate

CAS Number

10103-48-7

Formula

Cu.x-H3-O4-P

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper phosphate; Phosphoric acid, copper salt; Primary copper phosphate; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

Light blue solid; Insoluble in water; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a fungicide, catalyst, and oxidation inhibitor for metals; Not currently registered with EPA for use as pesticide in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

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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