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Copper(II) Acetate

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(2N) 99% Copper(II) Acetate
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(3N) 99.9% Copper(II) Acetate
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(4N) 99.99% Copper(II) Acetate
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(5N) 99.999% Copper(II) Acetate
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Copper(II) Acetate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula C4H6CuO4
Molecular Weight 181.63
Appearance Blue Crystals
Melting Point N/A
Boiling Point N/A
Density 1.88 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 180.956 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 180.956 g/mol

Copper(II) Acetate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H302-H315-H319-H335-H400
Hazard Codes Xn,N
Risk Codes 22-36/37/38-50/53
Safety Statements 26-60-61
RTECS Number AG3480000
Transport Information UN 3077 9/PG 3
WGK Germany 3

About Copper(II) Acetate

Acetate Formula StructureCopper(II) Acetate is odorless and efflorescent. It is soluble in alcohol and slightly soluble in ether and glycerol. Copper acetate has many applications, including as a fungicide, insecticide, Ultra High Purity (99.999%) Copper (Cu) Acetatecatalyst for organic reactions, as well as applications in electrolysis and electroplating. It is generally immediately available in most volumes. All metallic acetates are inorganic salts containing a metal cation and the acetate anion, a univalent (-1 charge) polyatomic ion composed of two carbon atoms ionically bound to three hydrogen and two oxygen atoms (Symbol: CH3COO) for a total formula weight of 59.05. Acetates are excellent precursors for production of ultra high purity compounds, catalysts, and nanoscale materials. We also produce Copper Acetate Solution. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Copper(II) Acetate Synonyms

Copper acetate, Venus copper, Copper diacetate, Cupric acetate, basic, Copper; ethanoic acide, Cupric diacetate, Neutral verdigris, Crystals of venus, Acetic acid, cupric salt, Copper di(acetate), Copper(II) acetate, Crystallized verdigris, Acetic acid copper(2+) salt, Copper(2+) acetate, Cupric acetate, Copper(2+) diacetate, Acetic acid; copper

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula Cu(C2H3O2)2
MDL Number MFCD00008690
EC No. 205-553-3
Beilstein/Reaxys No. 3595638
Pubchem CID 8895
IUPAC Name copper diacetate
SMILES CC(=O)[O-].CC(=O)[O-].[Cu+2]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2C2H4O2.Cu/c2*1-2(3)4;/h2*1H3,(H,3,4);/q;;+2/p-2

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

Related Elements

See more Copper products. Copper Bohr Model Copper (atomic symbol: Cu, atomic number: 29) is a Block D, Group 11, Period 4 element with an atomic weight of 63.546. The number of electrons in each of copper's shells is 2, 8, 18, 1 and its electron configuration is [Ar] 3d10 4s1. The copper atom has a radius of 128 pm and a Van der Waals radius of 186 pm. Copper was first discovered by Early Man prior to 9000 BC. In its elemental form, copper has a red-orange metallic luster appearance. Of all pure metals, only silver Elemental Copperhas a higher electrical conductivity.The origin of the word copper comes from the Latin word 'cuprium' which translates as "metal of Cyprus." Cyprus, a Mediterranean island, was known as an ancient source of mined copper.


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