Material Safety Data Sheet
Copper (II) Chloride, Anhydrous
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
MSDS Name: Copper (II) Chloride, Anhydrous
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
Copper(II) Chloride, Anhydrous
|| Ca. 100 ||231-210-2
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: brown crystalline powder.
Warning! Harmful if swallowed. Causes eye
irritation. May cause skin irritation. May cause respiratory and
digestive tract irritation. May cause lung damage. May cause liver
and kidney damage. Hygroscopic (absorbs moisture from the air).
Target Organs: Kidneys, liver, lungs, eyes.
Potential Health Effects
Causes eye irritation. May result in corneal injury. Causes
redness and pain.
May cause skin irritation. Causes redness and pain.
Harmful if swallowed. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with
nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney damage.
Dust is irritating to the respiratory tract. May cause severe
irritation of the upper respiratory tract with pain, burns, and
inflammation. May be harmful if inhaled.
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. May cause
liver and kidney damage.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid imme
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15
minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Do not induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4
cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an
unconscious person. Get medical aid.
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If not
breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult,
give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
Substance is noncombustible.
Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to
extinguish surrounding fire.
Flash Point: Not available.
Autoignition Temperature: Not available.
Explosion Limits, Lower:Not available.
Upper: Not available.
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0
Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures
General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated
in Section 8.
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal
container. Clean up spills immediately, observing precautions in the
Protective Equipment section. Avoid generating dusty conditions.
Section 7 - Handling and Storage
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use only
in a well-ventilated area. Minimize dust generation and accumulation.
Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get on skin or in
eyes. Do not ingest or inhale.
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.
Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection
Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be equipped
with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate general or
local explosion-proof ventilation to keep airborne levels to
||OSHA - Final PELs|
|Copper(II) Chloride, Anhydrous
1 mg/m3 TWA (as Cu except Copper fume) (listed under Copper compounds, n.o.s.).
OSHA Vacated PELs:
Copper(II) Chloride, Anhydrous:
No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical
safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face
protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European
Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29
CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Use a
NIOSH/MSHA or European Standard EN 149 approved
respirator if exposure limits are exceeded or if
irritation or other symptoms are experienced.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Crystalline powder
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 993 deg C @ 760.00mm Hg
Freezing/Melting Point:620 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:> 300 deg C
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, dust generation, heating to decomposition,
exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Moisture, alkali metals, potassium, sodium, nitromethane, hydrazine,
and sodium hypobromite.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
Oral, mouse: LD50
= 233 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 584
Oral, rat: LD50 = 140
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
No information found
No information found
Adverse reproductive effects have occurred in experimental
Mutagenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
No information found
Section 12 - Ecological Information
No data available.
Fishtoxicity: Strickleback exposed to 2 mg/l (CuCl2) died within
16-24 hr, and steelhead trout and sockeye salmon died in 12-16 hr.
Bridgelip sucker exposed to 3 mg/l died within 12-18 hr. (Macphee, C.
et al Fish Toxicity Screening Date 1989, Parts 1 and 2, EPA
560/6-89-001, PB 89-156715, Washington, DC) Invertebrate toxicity:
The crab Scylla serrata was exposed to 10, 50 and 100 mg/l (Cu2+)
for 14 days. The mortality rates were 60, 100 and 100%,
respectively. (Arumugam, M. et al Bull. Environ. Contam. Toxicol.
1987, 39(4), 708-715)
No information available.
No information available.
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal Considerations
Chemical waste generators must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified
as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR Parts 261.3.
Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local hazardous waste regulations to
ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 - Transport Information
||No information available.
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 7447-39-4 is listed on the TSCA inventory.
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
Chemical Test Rules
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test Rule.
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA Section 12b.
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
CERCLA Hazardous Substances and corresponding RQs
CAS# 7447-39-4: 10 lb final RQ; 4.54 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7447-39-4: immediate, delayed.
This material contains Copper(II)
Chloride, Anhydrous (listed as Copper compounds, n.o.s.), Ca. 100%,
(CAS# 7447-39-4) which is subject to the reporting requirements of
Section 313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
This material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants.
This material does not contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors.
This material does not contain any Class 2 Ozone depletors.
Clean Water Act:
CAS# 7447-39-4 is listed as a Hazardous Substance under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this
product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA.
CAS# 7447-39-4 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water
None of the chemicals in this product
are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7447-39-4 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, Pennsylvania,
California Prop 65
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
R 36 Irritating to eyes.
S 26 In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of
water and seek medical advice.
S 39 Wear eye/face protection.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 7447-39-4: 2
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 7447-39-4 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B, D1B.
This product has been classified in accordance with the hazard
criteria of the Controlled Products Regulations and the MSDS
contains all of the information required by those regulations.
Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List
CAS# 7447-39-4 (listed as Copper compounds, n.o.s.) is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 4/17/2001
Revision #3 Date: 3/04/2004
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