Material Safety Data Sheet
Copper (II) Acetate, Anhydrous
MSDS Name: Copper (II) Acetate, Anhydrous
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company Identification
Cupric Acetate; Cupric Diacetate; Crystals of Venus.
Acros Organics N.V.
One Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
For information in North America, call: 800-ACROS-01
For emergencies in the US, call CHEMTREC: 800-424-9300
Section 2 - Composition, Information on Ingredients
|| ca.100 ||205-553-3
Section 3 - Hazards Identification
Appearance: dark green powder.
Caution! May cause eye, skin, and respiratory
tract irritation. May be harmful if swallowed. May cause liver and
kidney damage. May cause adverse reproductive effects based upon
Target Organs: Kidneys, liver.
Potential Health Effects
May cause eye irritation.
May cause skin irritation.
Cupric Acetate may cause a skin allergy. If allergy develops, very
low future exposure can cause itching and a skin rash.
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and
diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney damage. May be harmful if
May cause respiratory tract irritation.
May cause reproductive and fetal effects.
Section 4 - First Aid Measures
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally
lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.
Flush skin with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes while
removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if
irritation develops or persists. Wash clothing before reuse.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical
aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and
drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Remove from exposure and move to fresh air immediately. If breathing
is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration
using oxygen and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a
Notes to Physician:
Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire Fighting Measures
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases
may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion.
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose
upon heating to produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to
extinguish surrounding fire.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
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 thoroughly after handling.
Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with
adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation.
Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly
closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry,
well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
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
ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
||OSHA - Final PELs|
1 mg/m3 TWA (dust and mist, as Cu, except copper fume) (listed under Copper compounds, n.o.s.).100 mg/m3 IDLH (dust and mist, as Cu) (listed under Copper compounds, n.o.s.).
OSHA Vacated PELs:
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
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29
CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European
Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace
conditions warrant respirator use.
Section 9 - Physical and Chemical Properties
Physical State: Powder
Appearance: dark green
Odor: None reported.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not available.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 240 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:115 deg C
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
Solubility: Slightly soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density:Not available.
Section 10 - Stability and Reactivity
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, dust generation, excess heat.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Strong acids, moisture.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Carbon monoxide, carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, oxides of copper.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 - Toxicological Information
Oral, mouse: LD50 =
Oral, rat: LD50 = 501
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NTP, or CA Prop 65.
No information found
No information found
Adverse reproductive effects have occurred in experimental
No information found
No information found
Section 12 - Ecological Information
Algae: Green algae: EC50 = 85 ug/L; 14 days; Cell volume
bioassayFish: Fathead Minnow: LC50 = .39 mg/L; 96 Hr.; Static
No data available.
Several processes determine the fate of copper in the aquatic
environ: complex formation, esp with humic substances; sorption to
hydrous metal oxides, clays, & organic materials; & bioaccumulation.
The formation of complexes with organic ligands modifies the
solubility & precipitation behavior of copper such that solid copper
species probably do not precipitate under normal circumstances.
Furthermore, complexed copper is more easily adsorbed by clay & other
surfaces than the free (hydrated) cation. Copper has a strong
affinity for hydrous iron and manganese oxides, clay.
No information found.
Bioconcentration factor= 17,700-22,600/28 days in soft tissue of
Corbicula fluminea (asiatic clam).Bioconcentraion factor= 471/7 days
(whole body) in Daphnia magna (cladoceran).Bioconcentration factor
converted from dry wt to wet wt basis. Bioconcentration factor=
1.0/660 days in muscle of Lepomis macrochirus (bluegill).
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
||Not regulated as a hazardous material
||No information available.
Section 15 - Regulatory Information
CAS# 142-71-2 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# 142-71-2: 100 lb final RQ; 45.4 kg final RQ
SARA Section 302 Extremely Hazardous Substances
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 142-71-2: immediate, delayed.
This material contains Cupric
acetate (listed as Copper compounds, n.o.s.), ca.100%, (CAS#
142-71-2) 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# 142-71-2 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# 142-71-2 is listed as a Toxic Pollutant under the Clean Water
None of the chemicals in this product
are considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 142-71-2 can be found on the
following state right to know lists: California, New Jersey,
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.
S 24/25 Avoid contact with skin and eyes.
S 37 Wear suitable gloves.
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice
immediately (show the label where possible).
S 28A After contact with skin, wash immediately with plenty of water
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 142-71-2: 2
Canada - DSL/NDSL
CAS# 142-71-2 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
Canada - WHMIS
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2A, 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# 142-71-2 (listed as Copper compounds, n.o.s.) is listed on the Canadian Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 - Additional Information
MSDS Creation Date: 4/05/1997
Revision #10 Date: 11/20/2008
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