Copper(I) acetate

  • Cuprous acetate
  • Copper monoacetate
  • Acetic acid, copper(1+) salt
Formula
CH3COOCu
Structure
Description
Solid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
598-54-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
209-938-7
R: 36/37/38
S: 26 37/39
Merck
12,2728
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C2H3CuO2
Formula mass
122.59
Melting point, °C
250

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store under inert gas. Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Wear respirator, chemical safety goggles, rubber boots, and heavy rubber gloves.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents, air.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Combustion products
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
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. Exposure can cause: Gastrointestinal disturbances. Blood effects. To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not been thoroughly investigated.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.