International Chemical Safety Cards

COPPER ICSC: 0240
COPPER
(powder)
Cu
Atomic mass: 63.5
CAS # 7440-50-8
RTECS # GL5325000
ICSC # 0240

TYPES OF
HAZARD/
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS/
SYMPTOMS
PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Combustible.
NO open flames.
Special powder, dry sand, NO other agents.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Headache. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
    Local exhaust or breathing protection.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness.
    Protective gloves.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Abdominal pain. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
    Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles).
    Separated from: see Chemical Dangers.

    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0240 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    RED POWDER, TURNS GREEN ON EXPOSURE TO MOIST AIR.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    Shock-sensitive compounds are formed with acetylenic compounds, ethylene oxides and azides. Reacts with strong oxidants like chlorates, bromates and iodates, causing explosion hazard.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.2 mg/m3 fume (ACGIH 1992-1993).
    TLV (as Cu, dusts & mists): ppm; 1 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1992-1993).


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

    INHALATION RISK:
    Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    Inhalation of fume may cause metal fever (see Notes).

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Boiling point: 2595C
    Melting point: 1083C
    Relative density (water = 1): 8.9
    Solubility in water: none
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    The symptoms of metal fume fever do not become manifest until several hours.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0240 COPPER
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