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COPPER SULFATE (anhydrous)
ICSC: 0751
Peer-Review Status: 18.10.2001 Validated
Cupric sulphate
Sulfuric acid, copper(2+) salt(1:1) 
CAS #: 7758-98-7 RTECS #: GL8800000
EC #: 029-004-00-0
EINECS #: 231-847-6
    Formula: CuSO4
Molecular mass: 159.6

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!   
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Nausea. Vomiting. Diarrhoea. Shock or collapse.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
Symbol: Xn, N; R: 22-36/38-50/53; S: (2)-22-60-61 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Well closed. Dry. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE HYGROSCOPIC CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts violently with hydroxylamine. This generates fire hazard. Reacts with magnesium. This produces flammable/explosive gas (hydrogen - see ICSC 0001). Attacks iron and zinc in the presence of water. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (as Cu): 1mg/m³ as TWA; (ACGIH 2001). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is severely irritating to the eyes and skin. The aerosol is irritating to the respiratory tract. Corrosive on ingestion. Ingestion could cause effects on the blood, kidneys and liver. This may result in haemolytic anaemia, kidney impairment and liver impairment. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Repeated or prolonged inhalation of the aerosol may cause effects on the lungs. Ingestion may cause effects on the liver. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Decomposes at 650°C
Density: 3.6 g/cm³
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 20.3  
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur along the food chain, for example in fish. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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