Agent Name

Copper(II) pyrophosphate

CAS Number

10102-90-6

Formula

Cu.xH4-O7-P2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Copper pyrophosphate; Diphosphoric acid, copper salt; Pyrophosphoric acid, copper salt; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phosphates, Metallic Salts

Description

Light blue solid; [HSDB] Insoluble in water; [Ullmann]

Sources/Uses

Used in printed circuit boards, electroplating, catalysts, animal feeds, and medications; [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] 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

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