Agent Name

Copper acetylide

CAS Number

12540-13-5

Formula

C2-Cu

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper carbide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Sources/Uses

Listed by Columbia University Environmental Health & Safety as an "extremely hazardous material" requiring review prior to purchase or preparation. [http://ehs.columbia.edu/ExtremHazMaterials.html]

Comments

Acute copper poisoning after ingestion can cause liver injury, methemoglobinemia, and hemolytic anemia. Acute renal failure may result, secondary to massive hemoglobinuria. [Goldfrank, p. 1259] See "Copper." See "CARBIDES."

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
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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