·  1 Identification of substance:

  • Product details: Product name: Cupric Chloride Dihydrate
  • Stock number: 31197
  • Manufacturer/Supplier:
    Tel: 91-22-56313162
    Web Site:

·    2 Composition/Data on components:

  • Chemical characterization:
               Description: (CAS#)                                        
    Copper (II) chloride, dihydrate (CAS# 10125-13-0), 100%
  • Identification number(s): EINECS Number: 231-210-2


·    3 Hazards identification

  • Hazard description: C Corrosive
  • Information pertaining to particular dangers for man and environment
    R 22 Harmful if swallowed.
    R 34 Causes burns.
  • Classification system
  • HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)

      (Hazardous Materials Identification System)

    Health (acute effects) = 1
    Flammability = 0
    Reactivity = 1

·    4 First aid measures

  • General information :Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
  • After inhalation :Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
    Seek immediate medical advice.
  • After skin contact:Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
  • After eye contact:Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.
  • After swallowing Seek immediate medical advice.
  • Information for doctor
  • The following symptoms may occur: Gastric or intestinal disorders.

·    5 Fire fighting measures

  • Suitable extinguishing agents
    Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
  • Special hazards caused by the material, its products of combustion or
    resulting gases: In case of fire, the following can be released:
    Hydrogen chloride (HCl);Metal oxide
  • Protective equipment:Wear self-contained respirator.Wear fully protective impervious suit.

·    6 Accidental release measures

  • Person-related safety precautions:
    Wear protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
    Ensure adequate ventilation
  • Measures for environmental protection:
    Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.
  • Measures for cleaning/collecting:
    Use neutralizing agent.
    Dispose contaminated material as waste according to item 13.
    Ensure adequate ventilation.
  • Additional information:
    See Section 7 for information on safe handling
    See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
    See Section 13 for disposal information.

·    7 Handling and storage

  • Handling
  • Information for safe handling:
    Handle under dry protective gas.Keep container tightly sealed.
    Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
    Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
  • Information about protection against explosions and fires:
    The product is not flammable
  • Storage
  • Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
    No special requirements.
  • Information about storage in one common storage facility:
    Store away from water/moisture.
  • Further information about storage conditions:
    This product is hygroscopic.Protect from humidity and water.
    Store under dry inert gas.Keep container tightly sealed.
    Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
    Store under lock and key and with access restricted to technical experts or their assistants only.

·    8 Exposure controls and personal protection


  • Additional information about design of technical systems:
    Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.

    Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:

    Copper fume, dusts and mists (as Cu)
    ACGIH TLV            1 (dust, mist); 0.2 (fume)
    Austria MAK          1; 0.1 (fume)
    Belgium TWA          0.2 (fume); 1 (dust)
    Denmark TWA          0.1
    Finland TWA          0.2 (fume); 1 (dust)
    France VME           0.2 (fume); 1 (dust); 1; 2-STEL (dust)
    Germany MAK          0.1 (fume); 1 (dust)
    Hungary TWA          0.2; 0.4-STEL (dust)
    Korea TLV            1 (dust, mist); 0.2 (fume)
    Netherlands MAC-TGG  1 (dust)
    Norway TWA           0.05; 0.1 (fume)
    Poland TWA           0.1 (fume); 0.3-STEL (fume)
    Russia               1-STEL (dust)
    Sweden NGV           0.2 (resp. dust); 1 (total dust)
    Switzerland MAK-W    0.1; 0.2-KZG-W (fume)
                         1; 1-KZG-W
    United Kingdom TWA   0.2 (fume)
                         1; 3-STEL (dusts and mist)
    USA PEL TWA          0.1 (fume); 1 (dusts and mists)
  • Additional information: No data
  • Personal protective equipment
  • General protective and hygienic measures
    The usual precautionary measures for handling chemicals should be followed.
    Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
    Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
    Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
    Avoid contact with the eyes and skin.
  • Breathing equipment:
    Use suitable respirator when high concentrations are present.
  • Protection of hands: Impervious gloves
  • Eye protection:
    Safety glasses
    Tightly sealed goggles
    Full face protection
  • Body protection: Protective work clothing.

·    9 Physical and chemical properties:

  • General Information
  • Form: Granules
  • Color:
  • Odor: Not determined
  •                                      Value/Range  Unit    Method      
  • Change in condition
  • Melting point/Melting range:                   100 ° C     (-2H2O)
  • Boiling point/Boiling range:       Not determined
  • Sublimation temperature / start:   Not determined
  • Flash point:                       Not applicable
  • Ignition temperature:              Not determined
  • Decomposition temperature:         Not determined
  • Danger of explosion:
    Product does not present an explosion hazard.
  • Explosion limits:
  • Lower:                             Not determined
  • Upper:                             Not determined
  • Vapor pressure:                    Not determined
  • Density:               at   20 ° C            2.54 g/cm³
  • Solubility in / Miscibility with
  • Water:                 at    0 ° C            1104 g/l

·   10 Stability and reactivity

  • Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
    Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
  • Materials to be avoided: Alkali metals,Water/moisture
  • Dangerous reactions No dangerous reactions known
  • Dangerous products of decomposition:
    Hydrogen chloride (HCl),Metal oxide fume

·   11 Toxicological information

  • Acute toxicity:
  • Primary irritant effect:
  • on the skin:Corrosive effect on skin and mucous membranes.
    Irritant to skin and mucous membranes.
  • on the eye: Strong corrosive effect,Irritating effect.
  • Sensitization: Sensitizing effect by skin contact is possible with prolonged exposure.
  • Other information (about experimental toxicology):
    Mutagenic effects have been observed on tests with bacteria.
    Mutagenic effects have been observed on tests with laboratory animals.
  • Subacute to chronic toxicity:
    Copper compounds may be irritating to the skin, eyes and respiratory tract.  They may cause metal fume fever, hemolysis of the red blood cells and injury to the liver, lungs, kidneys and pancreas.  Ingestion may also cause vomiting, gastric pain, dizziness, anemia, cramps, convulsions, shock, coma and death.  Copper solutions may cause sensitization reactions.
  • Additional toxicological information:
    Swallowing will lead to a strong corrosive effect on mouth and throat and to the danger of perforation of esophagus and stomach.
    To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known.
    No classification data on carcinogenic properties of this material is available from the EPA, IARC, NTP, OSHA or ACGIH.

·   12 Ecological information:

  • General notes:Do not allow product to reach ground water, water course or sewage system.
    Water hazard class 2 (Assessment by list): hazardous for water.
    Danger to drinking water if even small quantities leak into the ground.
    Do not allow material to be released to the environment without proper governmental permits.

·   13 Disposal considerations

  • Product:
  • Recommendation
    Consult state, local or national regulations to ensure proper disposal.
  • Uncleaned packagings:
  • Recommendation:
    Disposal must be made according to official regulations.

·   14 Transport information

  • DOT regulations:
  • Hazard class:             8
  • Identification number:    UN2802
  • Packing group:            III
  • Hazardous substance:      10 lbs, 4.54 kg
  • Proper shipping name (technical name):
                              Copper chloride
  • Land transport ADR/RID  (cross-border)
  • ADR/RID class:            8 Corrosive substances
  • Item:                     11c
  • Danger code (Kemler):     80
  • UN-Number:                2802
  • Description of goods:     Copper chloride
  • Maritime transport IMDG:
  • IMDG Class:               8
  • UN Number:                2802
  • Packaging group:          III
  • Proper shipping name:     Copper chloride
  • Air transport ICAO-TI and IATA-DGR:
  • ICAO/IATA Class:          8
  • UN/ID Number:             2802
  • Packaging group:          III
  • Proper shipping name:     Copper chloride

·   15 Regulations

  • Product related hazard informations:
  • Hazard symbols: C Corrosive
  • Risk phrases:
    22    Harmful if swallowed.
    34    Causes burns.
  • Safety phrases:
    20    When using do not eat or drink.
    26    In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
    36/37 Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves.
    45    In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately.
  • National regulations
    All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
    All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL).
  • Water hazard class:
    Water hazard class 2 (Assessment by list): hazardous for water.

·   16 Other information:

  • Employers should use this information only as a supplement to other information gathered by them, and should make independent judgement of suitability of this information to ensure proper use and protect the health and safety of employees.  This information is furnished without warranty, and any use of the product not in conformance with this Material Safety Data Sheet



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