Agent Name

Cupriethylenediamine

CAS Number

13426-91-0

Formula

C4-H16-Cu-N4

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Bis(1,2-ethanediamine-N,N')copper(2+); Bis(ethylenediamine)copper ion; Bis(ethylenediamine)copper(2+); Bis(ethylenediamine)copper(2+) ion; Copper(2+), bis(1,2-ethanediamine-N,N')-, (SP-4-1)-; Copper(2+), bis(ethylenediamine)-, ion; Copper-ethylenediamine complex; Cupriethylene diamine; Ethane, 1,2-diamino-, copper complex; Komeen; Koplex aquatic herbicide; [ChemIDplus] UN1761

Category

Organic Compounds, Metal Salts

Description

Purple liquid with an ammoniacal odor; [HSDB] Bluish liquid with an amine-like odor; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a cellulose and cotton solvent; Older pesticide: fungicide and molluscicide;[HSDB] Classified as a herbicide and agricultural chemical; [ChemIDplus] Used to dissolve cellulose products; [NJ-HSFS]

Comments

A strong irritant; May cause corneal injury; [HSDB] A skin, mucous membrane, and severe eye irritant; May cause asthma and corneal injury; [CAMEO] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; A lachrymator; May cause severe corneal injury and permanent vision impairment; May cause skin and respiratory sensitization after prolonged contact; Targets liver and kidneys; [MSDSonline] See "Copper." See "Ethylenediamine."

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

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Cupriethylenediamine, solution."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Lacrimator

Yes

Asthma

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Anemia

Anemia, Aplastic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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