CAS #:

Linear Formula:

CuCl2

MDL Number:

MFCD00010972

EC No.:

231-210-2

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Copper(II) Chloride Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula Cl2Cu
Molecular Weight 134.45
Appearance Olive to brown powder
Melting Point 620° C
Boiling Point 993° C
Density 3.386 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 132.867303
Monoisotopic Mass 132.867303

Copper(II) Chloride Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H302 + H312-H315-H318-H410
Hazard Codes N/A
Precautionary Statements P273-P280-P305 + P351 + P338
Flash Point Not applicable
Risk Codes N/A
Safety Statements N/A
RTECS Number GL7000000
Transport Information UN 2802 8 / PGIII
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 09/18/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Copper(II) Chloride

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. CU2-CL-02 , CU2-CL-03 , CU2-CL-04 , CU2-CL-05

CAS #: 7447-39-4

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Acute toxicity, Oral (Category 4), H302
Acute toxicity, Dermal (Category 4), H312
Skin irritation (Category 2), H315
Serious eye damage (Category 1), H318
Short-term (acute) aquatic hazard (Category 1), H400
Long-term (chronic) aquatic hazard (Category 2), H411
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Pictogram

Corrosion - GHS05 Exclamation Mark - GHS07 Environment - GHS09

Signal word Danger
Hazard statement(s)
H302 + H312 Harmful if swallowed or in contact with skin.
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H318 Causes serious eye damage.
H400 Very toxic to aquatic life.
H411 Toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
Precautionary statement(s)
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P280 Wear protective gloves/ protective clothing/ eye protection/ face
protection.
P301 + P312 + P330 IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel
unwell. Rinse mouth.
P302 + P352 + P312 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water. Call a POISON
CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell.
P305 + P351 + P338 +
P310
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue
rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor.
P332 + P313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/ attention.
P362 Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
P391 Collect spillage.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal
plant.
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS - none


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
Synonyms : Cupric chloride
Formula : Cl2Cu
Molecular weight : 134.45 g/mol
CAS-No. : 7447-39-4
EC-No. : 231-210-2


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Move out of
dangerous area.
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If swallowed
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult
a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section
2) and/or in section 11
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Hydrogen chloride gas, Copper oxides
Not combustible.
Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information
No data available


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapours, mist
or gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing
dust.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
Discharge into the environment must be avoided.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in
suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.Further processing
of solid materials may result in the formation of combustible dusts. The potential for
combustible dust formation should be taken into consideration before additional processing
occurs.
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
For precautions see section 2.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Hygroscopic. Store under inert gas. Keep in a dry place.
Storage class (TRGS 510): 8A: Combustible, corrosive hazardous materials
Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1 no other specific uses are stipulated


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands
before breaks and at the end of workday.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
Face shield and safety glasses Use equipment for eye protection tested and
approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or EN
166(EU).
Skin protection
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove
removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with
applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Body Protection
Complete suit protecting against chemicals, The type of protective equipment must
be selected according to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance
at the specific workplace.
Respiratory protection
Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a fullface
particle respirator type N100 (US) or type P3 (EN 143) respirator cartridges as
a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection,
use a full-face supplied air respirator. Use respirators and components tested and
approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN
(EU).
Control of environmental exposure
Prevent further leakage or spillage if safe to do so. Do not let product enter drains.
Discharge into the environment must be avoided.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
a) Appearance Form: powder
b) Odour No data available
c) Odour Threshold No data available
d) pH No data available
e) Melting
point/freezing point
Melting point/range: 620 °C (1148 °F) - lit.
f) Initial boiling point
and boiling range
No data available
g) Flash point No data available
h) Evaporation rate No data available
i) Flammability (solid,
gas)
No data available
j) Upper/lower
flammability or
explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapour pressure No data available
l) Vapour density No data available
m) Relative density 3.386 g/mL at 25 °C (77 °F)
n) Water solubility No data available
o) Partition coefficient:
n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Auto-ignition
temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition
temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity No data available
s) Explosive properties No data available
t) Oxidizing properties No data available
9.2 Other safety information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No data available
Conditions to avoid
No data available
Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizing agents
Hazardous decomposition products
Other decomposition products - No data available
Hazardous decomposition products formed under fire conditions. - Hydrogen chloride gas,
Copper oxides
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
LD50 Oral - Rat - 584 mg/kg
Remarks: (RTECS)
LD50 Dermal - Rat - female - 1,224 mg/kg
(OECD Test Guideline 402)
Remarks: The value is given in analogy to the following substances:
Skin corrosion/irritation
Skin - Rabbit
Result: Irritations
Remarks: (ECHA) The value is given in analogy to the following substances:
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
Eyes - Rabbit
Result: Causes serious eye damage.
Remarks: (ECHA) The value is given in analogy to the following substances:
Respiratory or skin sensitisation
In animal experiments: - Guinea pig
Result: negative
(OECD Test Guideline 406)
Remarks: The value is given in analogy to the following substances:
Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available
Carcinogenicity
No data available
IARC: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
NTP: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as a known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.
OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
on OSHA’s list of regulated carcinogens.
Reproductive toxicity
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
Acute oral toxicity - After swallowing: irritations of mucous membranes in the mouth,
pharynx, oesophagus and gastrointestinal tract.
Acute inhalation toxicity - Possible damages:, mucosal irritations
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
Additional Information
RTECS: GL7000000
Symptoms of systemic copper poisoning may include: capillary damage, headache, cold
sweat, weak pulse, and kidney and liver damage, central nervous system excitation
followed by depression, jaundice, convulsions, paralysis, and coma. Death may occur from shock or renal failure. Chronic copper poisoning is typified by hepatic cirrhosis, brain
damage and demyelination, kidney defects, and copper deposition in the cornea as
exemplified by humans with Wilson's disease. It has also been reported that copper
poisoning has lead to hemolytic anemia and accelerates arteriosclerosis., Gastrointestinal
disturbance, Lowered blood pressure, Depending on the intensity and duration of exposure,
effects may vary from mild irritation to severe destruction of tissue., To the best of our
knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly
investigated.
Systemic effects:
After absorption:
Headache, Diarrhoea, drop in blood pressure, Fever
After uptake of large quantities:
CNS disorders, haemolysis
Damage to:
Liver, Kidney
Other dangerous properties can not be excluded.
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice.
Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence
Stomach - Irregularities - Based on Human Evidence


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
Persistence and degradability
The methods for determining the biological degradability are not applicable to inorganic
substances.
Bioaccumulative potential
Mobility in soil
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not
conducted
Other adverse effects
An environmental hazard cannot be excluded in the event of unprofessional handling or
disposal.
Very toxic to aquatic life.


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Product
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a
licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)
UN number: 2802 Class: 8 Packing group: III
Proper shipping name: Copper chloride
Reportable Quantity (RQ): 10 lbs
Poison Inhalation Hazard: No
IMDG
UN number: 2802 Class: 8 Packing group: III EMS-No: F-A, S-B
Proper shipping name: COPPER CHLORIDE
Marine pollutant : yes
IATA
UN number: 2802 Class: 8 Packing group: III
Proper shipping name: Copper chloride


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components
This material does not contain any components with a section 302 EHS TPQ.
SARA 313 Components
The following components are subject to reporting levels established by SARA Title III,
Section 313:
Copper dichloride
CAS-No.
7447-39-4
Revision Date
1993-02-16
SARA 311/312 Hazards
Acute Health Hazard, Chronic Health Hazard
Massachusetts Right To Know Components
No components are subject to the Massachusetts Right to Know Act.


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2021 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Copper(II) Chloride

High purity Copper(II) Chloride Chloride IonCopper(II) or Cupric Chloride is a highly water soluble copper source for uses compatible with chlorides. Chloride compounds can conduct electricity when fused or dissolved in water. Chloride materials can be decomposed by electrolysis to chlorine gas and the metal. They are formed through various chlorination processes whereby at least one chlorine anion (Cl-) is covalently bonded to the relevant metal or cation. Ultra high purity and proprietary formulations can be prepared. The chloride ion controls fluid equilibrium and pH levels in metabolic systems. They can form either inorganic or organic compounds. Copper(II) Chloride is generally immediately available in most volumes. High purity, submicron and nanopowder forms may be considered. We also produce Copper Chloride 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) Chloride Synonyms

Cupric chloride, copper(2+) chloride, copper dichloride, copper bichloride, dichlorocopper

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula CuCl2
MDL Number MFCD00010972
EC No. 231-210-2
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 24014
IUPAC Name dichlorocopper
SMILES Cl[Cu]Cl
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2ClH.Cu/h2*1H;/q;;+2/p-2
InchI Key ORTQZVOHEJQUHG-UHFFFAOYSA-L

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.

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