SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION
Product Name: Copper Sulfate Basic
Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. CU-SAT-018-P.BASC
CAS #: 1344-73-6
Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development
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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN – WARNING - POISON – Hazardous if swallowed, inhaled, or absorbed through skin. Avoid contact with eyes, skin
or clothing. May be severely irritating or corrosive to the eyes. May be mildly irritating to the skin and in rare cases may cause skin sensitization. May cause
irritation to the respiratory tract. Large dose ingestion of copper salts may cause gastrointestinal disorders. Wash thoroughly with soap and water after
handling, and before eating, drinking or smoking. Avoid breathing dust or spray mist. Primary routes of entry are Inhalation, eye contact and skin contact.
This product is a fine, pale green-coloured powder with no appreciable odour.
SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Chemical Ingredients: Percentage by Weight: CAS No. TLV (Units)
Basic Copper Sulfate 1344-73-6
(Metallic Copper equivalent) 53.00 1 mg/m3
Inert Ingredients 47.00
SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES
If in eyes: Hold eye open and rinse slowly and gently with water for 15-20 minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present, after the first 5
minutes, then continue rinsing eye. Call a poison control centre or doctor treatment advice.
If swallowed: Call a poison control centre or doctor immediately for treatment advice. Have person sip a glass of water if able to swallow.
Do not induce vomiting unless told to do so by a poison control centre or doctor. Do not give anything by mouth to an
If on skin or clothing: Take off contaminated clothing. Rinse skin immediately with plenty of water for 15-20 minutes. Call a poison control centre or
doctor for treatment advice.
If inhaled: Move person to fresh air. If person is not breathing, call 911 or an ambulance, then give artificial respiration, preferably by
mouth-to-mouth, if possible. Call a poison control centre or doctor for further treatment advice.
NOTE TO PHYSICIAN: Elevated urinary copper is an indication of excess copper exposure. If swallowed, perform gastric lavage with water or
0.1% solution of potassium ferrocyanide. Mucosal damage may contraindicate gastric lavage. Many copper salts by skin
contact cause itching, eczema and rarely, sensitization reactions.
FOR A MEDICAL EMERGENCY INVOLVING THIS PRODUCT CALL: 1-800-561-8273. Have the product label or container with you when calling a poison control
centre or doctor, or going for treatment.
SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES
FLASH POINT (°F/Test Method): Not established
FLAMMABLE LIMITS (LFL & UFL): Not established
EXTINGUISHING MEDIA: Foam, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, and water spray (fog).
HAZARDOUS COMBUSTION PRODUCTS: Thermal decomposition will release Hydrogen chloride, oxides of Hydrogen, and oxides of Copper, and
other toxic and/or hazardous gases.
SPECIAL FIRE FIGHTING PROCEDURES: Remain upwind. Avoid breathing smoke. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective
UNUSUAL FIRE AND EXPLOSION HAZARDS: If water is used to fight fire or cool containers, dike to prevent runoff and contamination of municipal
sewers and waterways.
SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
STEPS TO BE TAKEN IF MATERIAL IS RELEASED OR SPILLED:
Avoid breathing dusts. Sweep up spills and transfer to approved chemical containers for disposal or rework. Keep dusting to a minimum. Check local,
provincial and national regulations for proper disposal. Check local or provincial regulations for proper disposal. Flush the area with water to remove any
CAUTION: Keep spills and cleaning runoff out of municipal sewers and open bodies of water.
SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE
HANDLING: Wash hands before eating, drinking, chewing gum, using tobacco or using the toilet. Remove clothing immediately if pesticide
gets inside. Then wash thoroughly and put on clean clothing. Remove PPE after handling this product. Wash the outside of
gloves before removing. As soon as possible, wash thoroughly and change into clean clothing.
STORAGE: Store in the original container in a dry, cool, well-ventilated place. Keep the container tightly closed. Keep away from
food, drink and animal feed. When opening, closing or handling open packages, wear goggles to prevent getting dust in
eyes. After partial use, fold and roll back bags, clamp and close tightly. Do not contaminate water, food or feed by storage
Personal Protective Equipment: Applicators and other handlers must wear: long sleeved shirt and long pants, chemical-resistant gloves, such as
polyethylene or PVC, shoes plus socks, protective eyewear, chemical-resistant headgear for overhead exposure, and a dust/mist filtering respirator
(MSHA/NIOSH approval number prefix TC-21C). Follow manufacturer’s instructions for cleaning and maintaining PPE. If no instructions for washables,
use detergent and hot water. Keep and wash PPE separately from other laundry.
SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION
ENGINEERING CONTROLS: Local exhaust ventilation is recommended.
RESPIRATORY PROTECTION: Wear a MSHA/NIOSH approved dust/mist filtering respirator (approval number prefix TC-21C).
EYE PROTECTION: Chemical goggles or shielded safety glasses. Eyewash facility should be available in the work area.
SKIN PROTECTION: Wear protective clothing: long-sleeved shirts and pants, shoes with socks. Wear chemical-resistant gloves.
OSHA PEL 8 hr TWA ACGIH TLV-TWA
Copper* 1 mg/m3 1 mg/m
SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
APPEARANCE AND ODOUR: Fine, pale green-coloured powder with no appreciable odour. SOLUBILITY: Dispersible
SPECIFIC GRAVITY (Water = 1): 0.64 g/ml BULK DENSITY: 640 kg/m3 pH: 6.5 (1% solution)
Vapor PRESSURE: Not established BOILING POINT: Decomposes at 120OC (248OF)
PERCENT VOLATILE (by volume): Not established EVAPORATION RATE: Not established
Note: These physical data are typical values based on material tested but may vary from sample to sample.
Typical values should not be construed as a guaranteed analysis of any specific lot or as specification items.
SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
CONDITIONS TO AVOID: Temperatures above 51OC (125OF). Avoid exposure to high moisture conditions for prolonged periods.
INCOMPATIBILITY: Avoid acidic conditions and ammonia. Copper is corrosive to aluminum and iron, especially when in aqueous forms and at elevated
HAZARDOUS DECOMPOSITION PRODUCTS: Thermal decomposition will release Hydrogen chloride, oxides of Hydrogen, and oxides of Copper, and
other toxic and/or hazardous gases.
HAZARDOUS POLYMERIZATION: Will not occur.
SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute Oral LD50 (rat): 1000 mg/kg Acute Dermal LD50 (rat) : > 2000 mg/kg
Eye Irritation (rabbit): Severely irritating Skin Irritation (rabbit): Slight irritant
Inhalation LC50 (rabbit): >2.00 mg/L (4 hr) Skin Sensitization (Guinea Pig): Not a sensitizer
Carcinogenic Potential: None listed.
SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
This product is toxic to fish and aquatic invertebrates. Do not apply directly to water, or to areas where surface water is present or to intertidal areas
below the mean high water mark. Do not contaminate water when disposing of equipment wash waters or rinsate.
SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Do not reuse containers for any purpose. Completely empty bag by shaking and tapping sides and bottom to loosen clinging particles. Empty residue
into application equipment. For disposal, empty container may be returned to the point of purchase (distributor/dealer). Follow provincial instructions for
any required additional cleaning of container. Make the empty container unsuitable for further use. Dispose of the container in accordance with provincial
requirements. For information on disposal of unused, unwanted product, contact the manufacturer or the provincial regulatory agency. Do not
contaminate water, food, or feed by storage or disposal.
SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION
DOT/TDG Shipping Description: NOT REGULATED FOR SURFACE TRANSPORTATION
U.S. Surface Freight Classification: INSECTICIDES OR FUNGICIDES, INSECT OR ANIMAL REPELLENTS; NOI; OTHER THAN POISON (NMFC
102120; CLASS: 60)
IMDG Shipping Description: ENVIRONMENTALLY HAZARDOUS SUBSTANCE, SOLID, N.O.S. (COPPER), 9, UN3077, III MARINE POLLUTANT
Consult appropriate ICAO/IATA regulations for shipment requirements in the Air shipping mode.
SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION
NFPA & HMIS Hazard Ratings: NFPA HMIS
2 Health 0 Least 2 Health
1 Flammability 1 Slight 1 Flammability
0 Instability 2 Moderate 0 Reactivity
3 High I PPE
SARA Hazard Notification/Reporting
SARA Title III Hazard Category: Immediate __Y__ Fire __N__ Sudden Release of Pressure __N__
Delayed _ N __ Reactive __N__
Reportable Quantity (RQ) under U.S. CERCLA: Copper (CAS No. 7440-50-8) 5000 pounds
SARA, Title III, Section 313: Copper (CAS No. 7440-50-8) ±50% equivalent by weight in product
RCRA Waste Code: Not listed
CA Proposition 65: Not listed
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 1997-2018 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.