Agent Name

Copper(II) ethoxide

Alternative Name

Cupric ethoxide

CAS Number

2850-65-9

Formula

C2-H6-O.1/2Cu

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Ethanol, copper(2 ) salt; Copper diethoxide; Copper ethoxide; Copper II ethoxide; Cupric ethoxide; [ChemIDplus] UN3180; [MSDSonline]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Blue powder with an alcoholic odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

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] Reacts with water; A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] 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

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Metal salts of organic compounds, flammable, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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