Agent Name

Copper(II) fluoride

Alternative Name

Cupric fluoride

CAS Number

7789-19-7

Formula

Cu-F2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cupric fluoride; Copper difluoride; Copper fluoride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Solid; turns blue in moist air as dihydrate forms; [Merck Index] Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in galvanic cells, high-temperature fluorinating, and fluxing iron castings; [Merck Index]

Comments

Harmful by ingestion or inhalation; [MSDSonline] 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."

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F (0.01 mg/m3, respirable fraction-Cu inorganic cmpds)

IDLH (NIOSH)

250 mg/m3, as F, as Cu

Explanatory Notes

Also see MAK for Copper and organic compounds = 0.1 mg/m3 inhalable fraction;

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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