Cupric gluconate

  • Gluconic acid, copper(2+) salt
  • Copper, bis(D-gluconato-kO1,kO2)-
Formula
C12H22CuO14
Structure
Description
Light blue crystalline powder. Odorless.
Uses
Fungicide

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
527-09-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
208-408-2
RTECS
LZ5058000
RTECS class
Other
Merck
12,2706
Beilstein/Gmelin
NA
EPA OPP
24405
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C12H22CuO14
Formula mass
453.84
Melting point, °C
155-157
Solubility in water
soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry location (< 25 C).
Handling
Containers of this material may be hazardous when emptied. Since emptied containers retain product residues (vapor, liquid, and/or solid), all hazard precautions given in the data sheet must be observed.
Protection
Wear safety glasses in compliance with OSHA regulations. Wear resistant gloves such as latex, To prevent repeated or prolonged skin contact, wear impervious clothing and boots.
Respirators
3M Dust respirator No. 8710 or 9900 is recommended or a NIOSH/MSHA jointly approved dust respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Small Spill - Sweep up material for disposal or recovery. Large Spill - Shovel material into containers. Thoroughly sweep area of spill to clean up any residual material.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Acetylenes, reactive metals such as aluminum and magnesium.
Decomposition
Oxides of carbon.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus with a full facepiece operated in the positive pressure demand mode with appropriate turn-out gear and chemical resistant personal protective equipment. Extinguish fire using regular foam, water fog, carbon dioxide or sand.
Hazards
Dusts can form explosive mixtures in air.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
OSHA: PEL (8 h TWA): 1 mg/m3.
Exposure effects
Increased temperature may be noted in some cases. Abnormally low blood pressure may occur. Mental status may be depressed.
   Ingestion
Gastroenteritis with vomiting may occur after ingestion of some copper salts. Mucosal erosions, a metallic taste, burning epigastric sensation and diarrhea may also occur.
   Inhalation
Metal fume fever, wheezing and rales have been reported in workers exposed to fine copper dust. Dyspnea has developed after oral copper exposure. Pulmonary edema and alveolar inflammation have been noted in animals.
   Skin
Skin exposure can produce in severe irritation, itching, erythema, dermatitis and eczema; systemic toxicity may result.
   Eyes
Dust can cause eye irritation. Symptoms include stinging, tearing, redness, and swelling of eyes.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
First aid is not normally required. If symptoms develop, seek medical attention.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
If symptoms develop, immediately move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. Flush eyes gently with water for at least 15 minutes while holding eyelids apart; seek immediate medical attention.

Transport.