Agent Name

Copper(II) nitrate hemipentahydrate

CAS Number

19004-19-4

Formula

Cu.5/2H2-O.2H-N-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cupric nitrate hemipentahydrate; [ChemFinder] Copper II nitrate hemipentahydrate; Copper nitrate hemipentahydrate; Copper nitrate pentahydrate; [ChemIDplus] Copper(II) nitrate hemi(pentahydrate); [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN3085

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Blue odorless crystals; Hygroscopic; [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] oxidizer that may cause fire on contact with combustible materials; Causes burns; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]See "Copper." See "NITRATES and NITRITES."

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 "Oxidizing solid, corrosive, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Hemolytic

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Methemoglobinemia

Methemoglobinemia, Secondary

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