Material Safety Data
Copper (II) Sulfate Pentahydrate
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Copper (II) Sulfate
Catalog Numbers: S73250, S73253, S73268,
S73268-1, S73269, S73269-1, S73269-3, S73271, BP346-500, C489-1, C489-10,
C489-500, C490-10, C490-3, C493-10, C493-100, C493-3, C493-500, C494, C494-12,
C494-212, C494-500, C494250LB, C49612, C496212, S73250-1
1 Reagent Lane
Fair Lawn, NJ 07410
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Emergency Number: 201-796-7100
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
||Copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate
Hazard Symbols: XN N
Phrases: 22 36/38 50/53
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: blue. Air sensitive. Warning! Harmful if
swallowed. Causes digestive and respiratory tract irritation with possible
burns. Causes eye and skin irritation and possible burns. Hygroscopic. Mutagen.
Target Organs: Blood, kidneys, liver.
Potential Health Effects
Eye: Exposure to particulates or solution may cause
conjunctivitis, ulceration, and corneal abnormalities. Causes eye irritation and
Skin: May cause skin sensitization, an
allergic reaction, which becomes evident upon re-exposure to this material.
Causes skin irritation and possible burns. May cause itching eczema.
Ingestion: Harmful if swallowed. May cause severe
gastrointestinal tract irritation with nausea, vomiting and possible burns.
Ingestion of large amounts of copper salts may cause bloody stools and vomit,
low blood pressure, jaundice and coma. Ingestion of copper compounds may produce
systemic toxic effects to the kidney and liver and central nervous excitation
followed by depression.
Inhalation: May cause ulceration
and perforation of the nasal septum if inhaled in excessive quantities. Causes
respiratory tract irritation with possible burns.
Prolonged or repeated eye contact may cause conjunctivitis. May cause liver and
kidney damage. May cause anemia and other blood cell abnormalities. Individuals
with Wilson's disease are unable to metabolize copper. Thus, copper accumulates
in various tissues and may result in liver, kidney, and brain damage. Laboratory
experiments have resulted in mutagenic effects. May cause allergic skin reaction
in some individuals. Chronic copper poisoning in man is recognized in the form
of Wilson's disease.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water
for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty
of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing
and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
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 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: Individuals with Wilson's disease
are more susceptible to chronic copper poisoning.
The use of d-Penicillamine as a chelating agent should be determined by
qualified medical personnel.
Section 5 - Fire
Information: 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. Substance is noncombustible. This material
in sufficient quantity and reduced particle size is capable of creating a dust
Extinguishing Media: Use extinguishing media
most appropriate for the surrounding fire. Use water spray, dry chemical, carbon
dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
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. Place under an inert atmosphere.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well-ventilated area.
Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and
clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Do not
ingest or inhale. Handle under an inert atmosphere. Store protected from air.
Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a
cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Do not expose
to air. Store protected from moisture. Store under an inert atmosphere.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: 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.
|Copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate
OSHA Vacated PELs: Copper
(II) sulfate pentahydrate: 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
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to
prevent skin exposure.
Clothing: Wear appropriate
protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
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 a respirator's use.
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Vapor Pressure: 7.3 mm Hg @ 25 deg C
Density: Not available.
Viscosity: Not available.
Boiling Point: 150 deg C (dec)
Freezing/Melting Point:110 deg C (dec)
Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
(estimated) Health: 2; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Upper: Not available.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal
storage and handling conditions. Air sensitive.
Conditions to Avoid:
High temperatures, incompatible materials, dust generation, exposure to air,
exposure to moist air or water.
Incompatibilities with Other
Materials: Moisture, air, steel, finely powdered metals, hydroxylamine,
magnesium, hydrazine, nitromethane.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Oxides of sulfur, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, oxides of copper, copper
Hazardous Polymerization: Has not been reported
Section 11 -
CAS# 7758-99-8: GL8900000
Oral, rat: LD50 = 300 mg/kg;
Skin, rat: LD50 = >2
CAS# 7758-99-8: Not listed by
ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Inhibition: Human, Lymphocyte = 76 umol/L.; Unscheduled DNA Synthesis: Rat,
Liver = 31 umol/L.; Cytogenetic Analysis: Rat, Ascites tumor = 300 mg/kg.;
Micronucleus Test: Intraperitoneal, mouse = 5 mg/kg.
No information available.
Section 12 -
Fish: Rainbow trout: LC50 = 0.1-2.5 mg/L; 96 Hr; Unspecified Harlequin fish:
LC50 =0.1-2.5 mg/L; 96 Hr; Unspecified Goldfish: LC50 = 0.1-2.5 mg/L; 96 Hr;
Unspecified flea Daphnia: EC50 = 0.24 mg/L; 48 Hr; Unspecified In soil, copper
sulfate is partly washed down to lower levels, partly bound by soil components,
and partly oxidatively transformed. Copper has a strong affinity for hydrous
iron and manganese oxides, clays, carbonate minerals, and organic matter.
Sorption to these materials ... suspended in the water column & in the bed
sediments, results in relative enrichment of the solid phase and reduction in
Environmental: Copper is accumulated by plants and
animals, but it does not appear to biomagnify from plants to animals. This lack
of biomagnification appears common with heavy metals. In air, copper aerosols
(in general) have a residence time of 2 to 10 days in an unpolluted atmosphere
and 0.1 to > 4 days in polluted, urban areas.
evidence was found to indicate that there is any biotransformation proces for
copper compounds which would have a significant bearing on the fate of copper in
Section 13 - Disposal
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 -
||RQ, ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S.
||REGULATED LIMIT 5 KG|
Section 15 -
CAS# 7758-99-8 is not on the TSCA
Inventory. It is a hydrate and exempt from TSCA Inventory requirements
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7758-99-8: acute, chronic.
material contains Copper (II) sulfate pentahydrate (listed as ** undefined **),
100%, (CAS# 7758-99-8) which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section
313 of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
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
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.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly
hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7758-99-8 is 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. European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
22 Harmful if swallowed.
R 36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin.
Very toxic to aquatic organisms; may cause
long-term adverse effects in the
S 22 Do not breathe dust.
S 60 This material and/or its container must be
disposed of as hazardous
S 61 Avoid release to the environment. Refer to
instructions/Safety data sheets.
CAS# 7758-99-8: 2
None of the chemicals in this product
are listed on the DSL or NDSL list. This product has a WHMIS classification of
CAS# 7758-99-8 is not listed on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure
CAS# 7758-99-8: OEL-ARAB Republic of
Egypt:TWA 0.1 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume)
OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.2 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume)
OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 1 mg(Cu)/m3
(dust) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.2 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume)
OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 1 mg(Cu
)/m3 (dust) OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.1 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume)
OEL-DENMARK:TWA 1 m
g(Cu)/m3 (dust) OEL-FINLAND:TWA 0.2 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume)
1 mg(Cu)/m3 OEL-FINLAND:TWA 1 mg(Cu)/m3 (dust) OEL-FRANCE:TWA
g(Cu)/m3 (fume) OEL-FRANCE:TWA 1 mg(Cu)/m3;STEL 2 mg(Cu)/m3 (dust
L-GERMANY:TWA 0.1 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume) OEL-GERMANY:TWA 1 mg(Cu)/m3
ERMANY:TWA 1 mg(Cu)/m3 (dust) OEL-HUNGARY:TWA 0.2 mg(Cu)/m3;STEL 0.4
mg(Cu)/m3 (dust) OEL-INDIA:TWA 0.2 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume) OEL-THE
NDS:TWA 02 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume) OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 1 mg(Cu)/m3
) OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 1.0 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume) JAN9 OEL-POLAND:TWA
.1 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume) OEL-RUSSIA:STEL 0.5 ppm (1 mg(Cu)/m3) (dust)
OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.2 mg(Cu)/m3 (resp. dust) OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.2 mg(Cu)
/m3 (fume) OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 1 mg(Cu)/m3 (total dust) OEL-SWITZERLAND:T
0.1 mg(Cu)/m3;STEL 0.2 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 1 mg(C
1 mg(Cu)/m3 OEL-THAILAND:TWA 0.1 mg(Cu)/m3 (fume) OEL-THA
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #3 Date: 8/02/2000
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