Agent Name

Copper(II) carbonate

Alternative Name

Cupric carbonate

CAS Number

1184-64-1

Formula

C-O3.Cu

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper carbonate (1:1); Copper monocarbonate; Cupric carbonate; Carbonic acid, copper(2+) salt (1:1); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Blue-green powder; Insoluble in water; [Redox Pty MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in pigments, pyrotechnics, insecticides, to make other copper salts, for coloring brass black, as an astringent in pomade preparations, as an antidote for phosphorus poisoning, smut preventive, fungicide for seed treatment, in animal and poultry feeds as readily absorbable source of copper, and as a veterinary medication (anthelmintic aid in sheep); [HSDB]

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] An irritant that may cause transient eye injury; Harmful by ingestion; [Redox Pty MSDS] 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
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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