- Copper(2+), tetraammine-, dihydroxide
- Schweitzer's reagent
- Cuprammonium hydroxide
- Shirleys Solution.
Deep blue, clear, aqueous solution. Pungent and intensely irritating odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Boiling point, °C
120-125 (0.5 torr)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep product moist, away from direct sources of heat and metals.
Use nitrile gloves or PVC gauntlets. Use chemical splash proof glasses or goggles. If skin contact or contamination of clothing is likely, protective clothing must be worn.
Use a well maintained chemical cartridge respirator, or use self contained breathing apparatus.
Major Spillage: Contain and absorb on inert material. Transfer absorbent to salvage container for removal. Wash area down with copious amounts of water. Minor Spillage: Contain and absorb on inert material. Neutralize with 5M hydrochloric acid. Transfer absorbent to container for removal. Wash area down with copious amounts of water.
Stable under normal conditions.
Acids, strong oxidizing agents.
Evacuate area immediately. Keep up wind. Avoid exposure to toxic vapors and fumes. Fire-fighters should wear protective clothing and breathing apparatus. May evolve toxic fumes if involved in a fire. Extinguishing agents: Water spray, dry powder, carbon dioxide or vaporizing liquids.
Exposure to vapor concentrations above the occupational exposure limits will produce irritation of the eyes, nose, throat and respiratory tract. High concentrations of vapor will effect the central nervous system causing spasms. In fatal cases severe damage to the lungs occurs along with secondary cardiovascular effects.
The liquid will cause burns.
The vapor is be extremely irritating to eyes and can cause chemical eye burns. Damage can range from severe irritation and corneal scarring to permanent blindness.
If conscious give plenty of water to drink. Do not induce vomiting. If unconscious place in the recovery position. OBTAIN MEDICAL ATTENTION URGENTLY.
Remove from exposure. Keep warm and at rest. If there is difficulty in breathing give oxygen if available. If breathing stops or shows signs of failing, apply artificial resuscitation. If conscious place in a sitting position. OBTAIN MEDICAL ATTENTION URGENTLY.
Wash off skin thoroughly with water. Remove contaminated clothing immediately and wash before re-use. In severe cases or if exposure has been great, OBTAIN MEDICAL ATTENTION.
Irrigate thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 10 minutes, holding the eye open. OBTAIN MEDICAL ATTENTION.