Agent Name

Cupric tartrate

CAS Number

815-82-7

Formula

C4-H6-O6.Cu

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

2,3-Dihydroxybutanedioic acid copper salt; Butanedioic acid, 2,3-dihydroxy-, (R-(R*,R*))-, copper(2+) salt (1:1); Tartaric acid, copper(2+) salt (1:1), (+)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Light blue powder; [HSDB] Blue-green odorless crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in baths for copper electroplating; [Merck Index]

Comments

Can cause copper poisoning after ingestion; [HSDB] An irritant; May cause liver and kidney damage; [MSDSonline] See "Copper."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

PEL (OSHA)

1 mg/m3, as Cu

MAK

0.1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction (Cu, inorganic cmpnds)

IDLH (NIOSH)

100 mg/m3, as Cu

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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