Copper (II) Oxide



**** MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET ****

Copper (II) Oxide
05655

**** SECTION 1 - CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION ****

MSDS Name: Copper (II) Oxide
Catalog Numbers:
C470 500, C470-500, C472 500, C472-500, C474 500, C474-500, S79987,
S79987-1
Synonyms:
Cupric oxide
Company Identification: Fisher Scientific
1 Reagent Lane
Fairlawn, NJ 07410
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Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
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**** SECTION 2 - COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS ****

+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+
| CAS# | Chemical Name | % | EINECS# |
|------------|------------------------------------|---------|-----------|
| 1317-38-0|COPPER (II) OXIDE |100 |unlisted |
+------------+------------------------------------+---------+-----------+
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases: 20/22

**** SECTION 3 - HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION ****

EMERGENCY OVERVIEW
Appearance: Black to brownish-black crystals or powder.
WARNING! CAUSES SKIN IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
DEPRESSION. CAUSES DIGESTIVE TRACT IRRITATION. MAY CAUSE LIVER AND
KIDNEY DAMAGE. CAUSES SEVERE RESPIRATORY TRACT IRRITATION. INHALATION
OF FUMES MAY CAUSE METAL-FUME FEVER. MAY CAUSE EYE IRRITATION AND
TRANSIENT INJURY. MAY CAUSE BLOOD ABNORMALITIES.
Target Organs: Kidneys, central nervous system, liver, red blood
cells.

Potential Health Effects
Eye:
Causes eye irritation. May result in corneal injury. May cause
conjunctivitis.
Skin:
Causes skin irritation. May cause skin discoloration.
Ingestion:
May cause central nervous system depression, kidney damage, and
liver damage. May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea,
vomiting and diarrhea. May cause circulatory system failure. May
cause vascular collapse and damage.
Inhalation:
Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause ulceration and
perforation of the nasal septum if inhaled in excessive quantities.
Inhalation of fumes may cause metal fume fever, which is
characterized by flu-like symptoms with metallic taste, fever,
chills, cough, weakness, chest pain, muscle pain and increased white
blood cell count.
Chronic:
Prolonged or repeated skin contact may cause dermatitis.
Chronic toxicity related to copper is found in individuals with
Wilson's disease. These individuals are unable to excrete copper,
which causes retention of copper in the body. This may result in
damage to the liver, kidneys, blood, bones and endocrine glands.





**** SECTION 4 - FIRST AID MEASURES ****

Eyes:
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes,
occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid.
Skin:
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at
least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion:
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Get medical aid immediately.
Inhalation:
Remove from exposure 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.
Penicallamine may be of value as a chelating agent.

**** SECTION 5 - FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES ****

General Information:
As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in
pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full
protective gear.
Extinguishing Media:
Use extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire.
Autoignition Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
NFPA Rating: Not published.
Explosion Limits, Lower: Not available.
Upper: Not available.

**** 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. Avoid generating dusty conditions.

**** SECTION 7 - HANDLING and STORAGE ****

Handling:
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid
contact with skin and eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Storage:
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry,
well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.

**** SECTION 8 - EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION ****

Engineering Controls:
Use adequate general or local exhaust ventilation to keep airborne
concentrations below the permissible exposure limits.

Exposure Limits
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+
| Chemical Name | ACGIH | NIOSH |OSHA - Final PELs|
|--------------------|-------------------|-------------------|-----------------|
| COPPER (II) OXIDE |fume: 0.2 mg/m3 |as Cu: 1 mg/m3 |fume, as Cu: 0.1 |
| |TWA; dusts and | TWA (dusts and | mg/m3 TWA; dust|
| | mists, as Cu: 1 |mists); 0.1 mg/m3 |s and mists, as C|
| | mg/m3 TWA |TWA (fume) |u: 1 mg/m3 TWA |
| | (listed under | (listed under | (listed under|
| | COPPER | COPPER | COPPER |
+--------------------+-------------------+-------------------+-----------------+

OSHA Vacated PELs:
COPPER (II) OXIDE:
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.
Skin:
Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure.
Clothing:
Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin
exposure.
Respirators:
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR
1010.134. Always use a NIOSH-approved respirator when
necessary.

**** SECTION 9 - PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES ****

Physical State: Solid
Appearance: Black to brownish-black crystals or powder.
Odor: Odorless.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not available.
Evaporation Rate: Not applicable.
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: Not available.
Freezing/Melting Point: 1326_C
Decomposition Temperature: Not available.
Solubility: Insoluble in water
Specific Gravity/Density: 6.3-6.5
Molecular Formula: CuO
Molecular Weight: 79.5454

**** SECTION 10 - STABILITY AND REACTIVITY ****

Chemical Stability:
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage
and handling conditions.
Conditions to Avoid:
Incompatible materials, moisture, temperatures above 100_C.
Incompatibilities with Other Materials:
Aluminum, boron, cesium acetylene carbide, hydrazine, magnesium,
phospham, potassium, rubidium acetylene carbide, sodium, titanium,
and zirconium. Forms explosive acetylides with acetylene in caustic
solutions. Exposure to moist air at > 212F can result in spontaneous
combustion.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Copper fumes.
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported.

**** SECTION 11 - TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

RTECS#:
CAS# 1317-38-0: GL7900000
LD50/LC50:
Not available.
Carcinogenicity:
COPPER (II) OXIDE -
Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.

**** SECTION 12 - ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION ****

Ecotoxicity:
Not available.

**** SECTION 13 - DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS ****

Dispose of in a manner consistent with federal, state, and local regulations.
RCRA D-Series Maximum Concentration of Contaminants: Not listed.
RCRA D-Series Chronic Toxicity Reference Levels: Not listed.
RCRA F-Series: Not listed.
RCRA P-Series: Not listed.
RCRA U-Series: Not listed.
Not listed as a material banned from land disposal according to RCRA.

**** SECTION 14 - TRANSPORT INFORMATION ****

US DOT
No information available
IMO
No information available.
IATA
No information available.
RID/ADR
No information available.
Canadian TDG
No information available.

**** SECTION 15 - REGULATORY INFORMATION ****

A. Federal
TSCA
CAS# 1317-38-0 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/SARA
Section 302 (RQ)
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
Section 302 (TPQ)
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
SARA Codes
CAS # 1317-38-0: acute, chronic.
Section 313
No chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
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:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Hazardous
Substances under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Priority
Pollutants under the CWA.
None of the chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants
under the CWA.
OSHA:
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly hazardous
by OSHA.
B. State
Not present on state lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed.
C. International
Canada
CAS# 1317-38-0 is listed on Canada's DSL/NDSL List.
CAS# 1317-38-0 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
European Labeling in Accordance with EC Directives
Hazard Symbols: XN
Risk Phrases:
R 20/22 Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed.
Safety Phrases:
S 22 Do not inhale dust.
Exposure Limits:
OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 0.1 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.2
mg/m3 (fume). OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 1 mg/m3 (dust). OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.2 m
g/m3 (fume). OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 1 mg/m3 (dust). OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.1 mg/m3
(fume). OEL-DENMARK:TWA 1 mg/m3 (dust). OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.2 mg/m3 (fu
me). OEL-FINLAND:TWA 1 mg/m3. OEL-FINLAND:TWA 1 mg/m3 (dust)
CE:TWA 0.2 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-FRANCE:TWA 1 mg/m3;STEL 2 mg/m3 (dust). O
EL-GERMANY:TWA 0.1 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-GERMANY:TWA 1 mg/m3. OEL-GERMANY:
TWA 1 mg/m3 (dust). OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 0.2 mg/m3;STEL 0.4 mg/m3 (dust). O
EL-INDIA:TWA 0.2 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 02 mg/m3 (fume)
. OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 1 mg/m3 (dust). OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 1.0
mg/m3 (fume). OEL-POLAND:TWA 0.1 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-RUSSIA:STEL 0.5 ppm
(1 mg/m3) (dust). OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.2 mg/m3 (resp. dust). OEL-SWEDEN:T
WA 0.2 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 1 mg/m3 (total dust). OEL-SWITZERL
AND:TWA 0.1 mg/m3;STEL 0.2 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 1 mg/m3;S
TEL 1 mg/m3. OEL-THAILAND:TWA 0.1 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-THAILAND:TWA 1 mg/
m3. OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 0.2 mg/m3 (fume). OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 1
mg/m3. OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV. OEL I
N NEW ZEAL··





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**** SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION ****

Additional Information:
Added NFPA codes to Section 5. Added SARA classifications to Section
15.
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "WARNING!..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE EYE IRRITATION AND
TRANSI..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "CAUSES SKIN IRRITATION...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "CAUSES SEVERE RESPIRATORY TRACT
IRR..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "CAUSES DIGESTIVE TRACT
IRRITATION...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM
DE..".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE LIVER AND KIDNEY
DAMAGE...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "MAY CAUSE BLOOD ABNORMALITIES...".
Section 3, Emer Overview, added "INHALATION OF FUMES MAY CAUSE
METAL..".
Section 3, Eye Effects, added "Causes eye irritation...".
Section 3, Eye Effects, added "May result in corneal injury...".
Section 3, Eye Effects, added "May cause conjunctivitis...".
Section 3, Skin Effects, added "Causes skin irritation...".
Section 3, Skin Effects, added "May cause skin discoloration...".
Section 3, Inhalation Effects, added "Causes respiratory tract
irritation..".
Section 3, Inhalation Effects, added "May cause ulceration and
perforatio..".
Section 3, Inhalation Effects, added "Inhalation of fumes may cause
metal..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "May cause central nervous
system de..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "May cause gastrointestinal
irritati..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "May cause circulatory system
failur..".
Section 3, Ingestion Effects, added "May cause vascular collapse
and dam..".
Section 3, Chronic Effects, added "Prolonged or repeated skin
contact..".
Section 4, Eye First Aid, added "Immediately flush eyes with
plenty..".
Section 4, Eye First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Skin First Aid, added "Flush skin with plenty of soap
and..".
Section 4, Skin First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "Remove from exposure to
fresh air i..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "If not breathing, give
artificial r..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "If breathing is difficult,
give oxy..".
Section 4, Inhalation First Aid, added "Get medical aid...".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "If victim is conscious and al
ert, g..".
Section 4, Ingestion First Aid, added "Get medical aid immediately..
.".
Section 5, Extinguishing Media, added "Use extinguishing media most
approp..".
Section 5, General Firefighting, added "As in any fire, wear a self-
contain..".
Section 6, Spills/Leaks, added "Vacuum or sweep up material and pla.
.".
Section 6, Spills/Leaks, added "Avoid generating dusty conditions...
".
Section 7, Handling, added "Wash thoroughly after handling...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Use with adequate ventilation...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Avoid contact with skin and eyes...".
Section 7, Handling, added "Avoid ingestion and inhalation...".
Section 7, Storage, added "Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilat..".
Section 7, Storage, added "Store in a tightly closed container..".
Section 8, Engin. Controls, added "Use adequate general or local exh
au..".
Section 8, Eye Protection, added "Wear appropriate protective eyegla
s..".
Section 8, Skin Protection, added "Wear appropriate gloves to preven
t..".
Section 8, Clothing, added "Wear appropriate protective clothin..".
Section 8, Respirators, added "Follow the OSHA respirator regulati..
".
Section 9, Physical Properties has changed.
Section 10, Stability, added "Stable at room temperature in close.."
.
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "incompatible materials..".
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "moisture..".
Section 10, Condit. to Avoid, added "temperatures above 100_C..".
Section 10, Decomposition Prod., added "copper fumes..".
Section 10, Incompatibilities has changed.
Section 12, Ecology Info has changed.
MSDS Creation Date: 5/22/1995 Revision Date: 3/04/1996

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