Copper Oxide Cu2O

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

 

 

1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:   Copper Oxide

Formula:             Cu2O

Supplier:             ESPI Metals

                            1050 Benson Way

                            Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:          800-638-2581

Fax:                     541-488-8313

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Emergency:         Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:  Scientific Research

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200): Acute toxicity - oral, category 4.

GHS Label Elements:

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Signal Word: Warning

Hazard Statements: H302 Harmful if swallowed.

Precautionary Statements: P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling, P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product, P301+P312+P330 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell, P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

Other Hazard Information: If material is heated and fumes are generated, inhalation of fumes may cause metal fume fever. The symptoms of metal fume fever are generally nonspecific flulike complaints including fever, chills, nausea, fatigue, muscle ache, and joint pain. Dusts may irritate lungs, eyes or abraded skin.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:    Copper (II) Oxide

CAS#:             1317-39-1

%:                  100

EC#:               215-270-7

Common Names and Synonyms: Cuprous oxide.

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: Remove patient from area of exposure.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek medical attention.

INGESTION: Quickly wipe material from mouth and rinse with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention immediately.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical attention if irritation develops or persists.

EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if irritation develops or persists.

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed: May cause irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment: No other relevant information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: No information available.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: May release copper oxide fume if involved in a fire.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Eliminate all sources of ignition.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: Avoid raising dust. Scoop or vacuum up using a vacuum system equipped with a HEPA filter. Place in properly labeled closed containers.

Environmental Precautions: Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Avoid creating dust. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage: Store in a cool, dry area. Store material tightly sealed in properly labeled containers. Protect from moisture. Do not store together with oxidizers. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:                        OSHA/PEL:                              ACGIH/TLV:

Copper Oxide                                No exposure limit established     No exposure limit established

Copper dusts and mists (as Cu)     1 mg/m3                                   1 mg/m3

Engineering Controls: Ensure adequate ventilation to maintain exposures below occupational limits. Whenever possible the use of local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls is the preferred method of controlling exposure to airborne dust and fume to meet established occupational exposure limits. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

   Respiratory Protection: Use suitable respirator when dusts or fumes are present.

   Eye Protection: Safety glasses

   Skin Protection: Impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                  Powder

Color:                  Dark red

Odor:                   Odorless

Odor Threshold:  Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             1235 oC

Boiling Point:                              No data

Flash Point:                                N/A

Evaporation Rate:                      N/A

Flammability:                             No data

Upper Flammable Limit:             No data

Lower Flammable Limit:             No data

Vapor Pressure:                          No data

Vapor Density:                            N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     6.0 g/cc

Solubility in H2O:                        Insoluble

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No specific test data available

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: No data.

Conditions to Avoid: No data.

Incompatible Materials: Strong oxidizing agents, water/moisture.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Copper oxide fume.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May cause chills, flushing, fatigue, muscle and stomach aches, dyspnea, and nausea if fumes are inhaled. Dusts may irritate skin and eyes.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

Copper Compounds: In general the soluble ionized salts of copper are much more toxic than the insoluble or slightly dissociated compounds. The lethal dose of any copper salt varies widely (from less than 1 g to several ounces in adults). Systemic toxic effects of copper include widespread capillary damage, kidney and liver injury, and central nervous excitation followed by depression. Jaundice and pain over the liver have been reported in acute human poisonings. Copper is mainly absorbed through the gastrointestinal tract. All other intakes of copper (inhalation and dermal) are insignificant in comparison to the oral route.

Acute Toxicity: LD50 oral - rat - 470 mg/kg

Carcinogenicity: NTP: Not identified as carcinogenic   IARC: Not identified as carcinogenic

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics of the substance are not fully known.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: No data

Persistence and Degradability: No data

Bioaccumulative Potential: No data

Mobility in Soil: No data

Other Adverse Effects: Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Shipping Regulations: Not regulated

   UN Number:                           N/A

   UN Proper Shipping Name:   N/A

   Transport Hazard Class:       N/A

   Packing Group:                      N/A

   Marine Pollutant:                   No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: Yes

DSL Listed: Yes

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): Acute toxicity - oral, category 4, Hazardous to the aquatic environment - acute hazard, category 1, Hazardous to the aquatic environment - chronic hazard, category 1.

WHMIS 2015 Classification: Acute toxicity.

HMIS Ratings: Health: 2     Flammability: 0     Physical: 0

NFPA Ratings: Health: 2     Flammability: 0     Instability: 0

Chemical Safety Assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:              ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:   February 2017