Copper Tungstate

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1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:   Copper Tungstate

Formula:             CuWO4

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, Skin corrosion/irritation, category 2, Eye damage/irritation, category 2A, Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure, category 3.

GHS Label Elements:

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Signal Word: Warning

Hazard Statements: H302 Harmful if swallowed, H315 Causes skin irritation, H319 Causes serious eye irritation, H335 May cause respiratory irritation.

Precautionary Statements: P261 Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray, P264 Wash hands thoroughly after handling, P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product, P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area, P280 Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection, P301+P312+P330 IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell, P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: wash with plenty of soap and water, P332+P313 IF SKIN irritation occurs: Get medical advice/attention, P304+P340+P312 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep comfortable for breathing, Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell, P305+P351+P338 IF IN EYES: rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing, P337+P313 IF eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/attention, P362+P364 Take off contaminated clothing and wash it before reuse, P405 Store locked up, P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local, state or federal regulations.

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:    Copper (II) Tungstate

CAS#:             13587-35-4

%:                  100

EC#:                237-022-7

Common Names and Synonyms: Cupric tungstate; copper tungsten 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: Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

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 metal oxide fumes 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. Cleanup spills with a vacuum system utilizing a high efficiency particulate air (HEPA) filtration system and place in a properly labeled closed container for further handling and disposal.

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

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process. Protect from moisture. Avoid creating dust. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid exposure to high temperature. 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. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8  EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:                                OSHA/PEL:                              ACGIH/TLV:

Copper Tungstate                                  No exposure limit established     No exposure limit established

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

Tungsten insoluble compounds (as W)     No exposure limit established     10 mg/m3

Appropriate Engineering Controls: Handle in a controlled, enclosed environment. 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.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                 Powder

Color:                 No data

Odor:                  No data

Odor Threshold: Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             No data

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):     No data

Solubility in H2O:                         No data

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: Moisture.

Incompatible Materials: No data

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Copper oxide fume, tungsten oxides.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: May be irritating to eyes, skin and respiratory system. May cause gastrointestinal irritation and/or flu-like symptoms.

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.

Tungsten Compounds: Respiratory effects were reported in workers who were occupationally exposed to airborne dusts containing tungsten trioxide, tungsten dioxide, metallic tungsten, and tungsten carbide in areas where high tensile strength tungsten (hard metal) was prepared. It is generally believed that the health effects observed in hard metal workers are the result of exposure to cobalt or other metals, not tungsten. In a study with rats, it was demonstrated that intratracheally-instilled tungsten carbide and cobalt in combination, but not alone, induced interstitial pulmonary fibrosis. Acute oral exposure to tungsten does not appear to be a particular toxicity concern, based on acute oral LD50 values ranging from 240 to 11,300 mg/kg/day for several soluble tungsten compounds. No human data were located in which systemic toxicity could be associated with oral exposure to tungsten or tungsten compounds. Signs of slight conjunctival irritation were noted in rabbits following single ocular instillation of 100 mg of sodium tungstate dihydrate powder or tungsten metal powder.

Acute Toxicity: No data

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, Skin corrosion/irritation, category 2, Eye damage/irritation, category 2A, Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure, category 3, Hazardous to the aquatic environment - acute hazard, category 1, Hazardous to the aquatic environment - chronic hazard, category 1.

WHMIS 2015 Classification: Acute toxicity, Skin corrosion/irritation, Serious eye damage/eye irritation, Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure.

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