Material Safety Data Sheet
Copper (II) Chloride, Anhydrous

ACC# 91790
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification

MSDS Name: Copper (II) Chloride, Anhydrous
Catalog Numbers: S75108
Cupric Chloride.
Company Identification:

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              1 Reagent Lane
              Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients

CAS# Chemical Name Percent EINECS/ELINCS
7447-39-4 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
Eye: Causes eye irritation. May result in corneal injury. Causes redness and pain.
Skin: May cause skin irritation. Causes redness and pain.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney damage.
Inhalation: 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.
Chronic: Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis. May cause liver and kidney damage.

Section 4 - First Aid Measures

Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid imme diately.
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: 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.
Inhalation: 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

General Information: Substance is noncombustible.
Extinguishing Media: 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.
NFPA Rating: (estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Instability: 0

Section 6 - Accidental Release Measures

General Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in Section 8.
Spills/Leaks: 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. Provide ventilation.

Section 7 - Handling and Storage

Handling: 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.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container.

Section 8 - Exposure Controls, Personal Protection

Engineering Controls: 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 acceptable levels.
Exposure Limits
Chemical Name ACGIH NIOSH OSHA - Final PELs
Copper(II) Chloride, Anhydrous none listed 1 mg/m3 TWA (as Cu except Copper fume) (listed under Copper compounds, n.o.s.). none listed

OSHA Vacated PELs: Copper(II) Chloride, Anhydrous: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
Eyes: 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 Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: 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
Appearance: brown
Odor: Odorless.
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
Solubility: soluble
Specific Gravity/Density:3.3860g/cm3
Molecular Formula:Cl2Cu
Molecular Weight:134.45

Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity

Chemical Stability: 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: Hydrogen chloride.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.

Section 11 - Toxicological Information

CAS# 7447-39-4: GL7000000
CAS# 7447-39-4:
     Oral, mouse: LD50 = 233 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 584 mg/kg;
     Oral, rat: LD50 = 140 mg/kg;

CAS# 7447-39-4: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.

Epidemiology: No information found
Teratogenicity: No information found
Reproductive Effects: Adverse reproductive effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Mutagenicity: Mutagenic effects have occurred in experimental animals.
Neurotoxicity: No information found
Other Studies:

Section 12 - Ecological Information

Ecotoxicity: 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)
Environmental: No information available.
Physical: No information available.
Other: 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

Shipping Name: COPPER CHLORIDE No information available.
Hazard Class: 8
UN Number: UN2802
Packing Group: III

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.
Section 12b
     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.
SARA Codes
     CAS # 7447-39-4: immediate, delayed.
Section 313
     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 Act.
     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, Massachusetts.

California Prop 65

California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals in this product are listed.

European/International Regulations

European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols:
Risk Phrases:

     R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
     R 36 Irritating to eyes.

Safety Phrases:

     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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