Agent Name

Copper(II) fluoborate

Alternative Name

Cupric fluoborate

CAS Number

38465-60-0

Formula

B-F4.1/2Cu

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper fluoborate; Cupric fluoborate; Borate(1-), tetrafluoro-, copper(2+) (2:1); Copper(2+) tetrafluoroborate(1-); [ChemIDplus] Copper tetrafluoroborate; [CAMEO] Tetrafluoroboric acid, copper(II) salt; [Strem Chemicals MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Aqueous solution: Dark-blue odorless liquid; [CAMEO] Hexahydrate: Blue crystals; [Strem Chemicals MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in copper plating and to produce printed circuits; [Ullmann]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] A severe skin and eye irritant; [CHRIS] 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 serious eye injury and delayed deep skin burns; [Strem Chemicals MSDS] See "Potassium tetrafluoroborate." 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

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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Processes

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