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Copper Sulphate Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)

According to EEC-Regulation 91/155/EEC


DATE OF ISSUE 14-8-2013





Nutrichem Chemicals

Atalanta 30 , Hellevoetsluis The Netherlands

PHONE: (31 181 393630





Composition/information of ingredients:


Copper Sulphate pentahydrate 7758-99-8 2318476



Dangerous ingredients 5 (w/w) Hazard class. Risk Phrases Safety Phrases
Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate 98-100 Xn Harmful R22 S2
    N Dangerous for the environment R36/38 S22.S60S61


Health hazard information


Health effects:



SWALLOWED: Ingestion of a large quantity of copper sulphate has caused vomiting, gastric pain, dizziness, exhaustion, anaemia, cramps, convulsions, shock, coma and death.

EYES: Liquid and mists may severely irritate or damage the eyes.

SKIN: Contact with the dust or solutions may irritate the skin.

INHALED: Breathing dust or mists may irritate the nose, throat and mucous membranes of the respiratory tract and cause coughing and chest discomfort.

CHRONIC: None Known


First aid measures:


SWALLOWED: If swallowed and if more than 15 minutes from a hospital induce vomiting. Do not give anything by mouth to an unconscious or convulsing person.


EYE: Immediately flush eyes with running water for 15 minutes, lifting the upper and lower eyelids occasionally. Get immediate medical attention.


SKIN: Immediately flush skin with running water for 15 minutes. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes; wash before re-use. Get immediate medical attention if symptoms persist.


INHALED: Remove to fresh air. Give artificial respiration if not breathing. Get immediate medical attention if symptoms persist.


Fire-fighting measure:


Product is not flammable. Use extinguishing media appropriate for surrounding fire.


Special exposure hazard : can produce toxic gas.


Special protective equipment for fire fighters : fire fighters should wear protective equipment and self-contained ( positive pressure if available) breathing apparatus with full face piece.


Accidental release measures


Personal precaution ; Protect adequately all the body parts. The air passage must be protected

( suitable filter mask ) if the material is in “snow” micro crystals dust form.


Environmental precautions ; avoid the possibility that significant quantity of product

has entered water courses or sewer; if this should happen advise immediately the

local competent authority.


Methods for cleaning up: with a clean shovel put into another clean and dry container,

close and remove it from the area. Do not clean contaminated area with water.


Handling and Strage


Handling : Handle in a well ventilated area.


Storage; keep in sealed bags away from damp and sunlight.


Exposure control / personal protection


Recommended control equipment :  not specified


Recommended personal protection;


Eyes : Goggles ( to be used especially if the product causes dust )

Hands : suitable gloves

Skin: adequate clothing

Respiratory : a protection is required if the air concentration is above TLV

( anti dusk masker if the product is causes dust )


Physical and chemical properties


Appearance :                                      Blue crystals or light powder

Odour:                                                odourless

3pH ( 5% water solution )                 3-4 ( typical value )

Boiling point:                                    not applicable

Melting point :                                  on heating decomposed over 560 degrees Celsius

Flash point:                                        not applicable

Flammability:                                               not applicable

Auto flammability:                           not applicable

Explosive properties:                        none

Oxidising properties                          not relevant

Vapour pressure:                               not volatile

Specific gravity:                                2.286  bulk density ( Snow product) about 1.2 g/cm3

Solubility:                                          water solubility: very soluble in water ( 266 g/l at 20 degrees Celsius)

Partition coefficient                          not applicable


Stability and reactivity


Stability:                                            stable

Conditions to avoid                           heat

Materials to avoid:                            strong reducing agent, product could be corrosive to iron.

Hazardous decomcomposition          oxides of sulphur


Toxicological information


Acute LD50  ( oral rat):                      750-1000 mg/kg

Acute LD50  ( dermal-rabbit)             > 1000 mg/kg

Acute LD50  inhalation rat):               product is not volatile

Effects of overexposure                       dust may ulcerate mucous membranes

Prolonged exposure may cause dermatitis

Contact with skin or eyes may cause irritation

Ingestion may causes nausea , vomiting and gastrointestinal pain

Sensitisation:                                     Prolonged exposure may cause dermatitis

Carcinogenicity                                 None

Mutagenicity                                     non relevant effect

Reproductive toxidy                          non relative effect

Narcosis                                             none

Other date                                          none





Aquatic toxic                                     toxic to fish

Persistence and degradability                       copper is not degradable

Bioaccumulation potential                copper could be bio accumulated

Behaviour in sewage works              avoid copper sulphate reaches the sewage











Transport information




Labelling for transport




Substance information number         UN 3077

ADR/RID                                           Class9



Other information                             none




Regulatory information




Risk Phrases : R 22 Harmful if swallowed R36/38 Irritating to eyes and skin. R 50/53

Toxic to aquatic organism , may cause long term adverse effect in the aquatic environment.


Safety phrases: S2 Keep out of reach of children. S22 don’t breath dust. S60 this material must be disposed as hazardous waste S 61 avoid release in environment.









NOTICE: Information for this product is believed to be reliable, however buyer and user assume all risk of use, handling and storage whether in accordance with directions or not. Nutrichem and its agents give no guarantee or warranty of any kind express or implied concerning the use of this product and will not accept any responsibility whatsoever whether in contract or tort for any loss including consequential loss arising out of the use of this product or caused by this product.


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