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MATERIAL SAFETY DATA SHEET
I PRODUCT IDENTIFICATION
Copper Copper M etal
Trade Name: Synonym:
Metallic Element Cu
Chem ical Nature: Form ula:
7440-5 0-8 63.55
CAS #: Formula Weight:
II HAZAR DOUS INGRED IENTS
Haz ardous C omp onents % OSHA/PEL ACGIH/TLV
1 m g/m 3 (dust); 0.1 m g/m 3 (fume) 1 m g/m 3
SARA Title III Hazard Categories: Acute: Yes Ch ronic: Yes Flam mab ility: No Pressure: No Reactivity: No
Extremely hazardous Substance: No CER CLA Hazardous Substance: Yes (con tains Cu R Q= 5000 lbs)
SA RA 313 Toxic C hem icals: Yes Generic C lass: Generic Class removed from CFR: 7-1-91
TSCA Inventory: Yes
III PHYSICAL DATA
2595 oC 1083 oC
Boiling Point 760 mm Hg: Melting Point:
Specific Gravity: Vapo r Density:
% V olatiles by Weight: Solubility in H 2O:
Reddish color, no odor
Appearance and Odor:
IV FIRE AND EXPLOSION H AZARDS DATA
Flash Point (Method used): N/A Autoignition Temperature: N/A
Flam mab le Limits: Upper: N/A Lower: N/A
Extingu ishing Media: Dry sand or inert extinguish ing m aterial.
Special Fire Fighting Procedures: Gen tly cover th e burning m ass with San d or inert m aterial an d allow to cool.
Unusual Fire & Explosion Hazard: Dust may form explosive mixture w ith air.
V HEALTH HAZARD INFORMATION
Effects of Exposure: In anima ls, inhalation o f cop per d ust has caused h em olysis o f the red blo od cells, dep osition of he mo fuscin in
the liver and pancreas, and injury to the lung cells; injection of the dust has caused cirrhosis of the liver and pancreas, and a condition
closely resembling hem ochrom atosis or bronzed diabetes (Sax, Dang erous Properties of Industrial Materials, eighth edition).
Acute E ffects:
Inhalation: If inhaled, can cause sneezing, nau sea, weakness, and fever.
Ingestion: Can cause nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
Skin : Contact can cause irritation and dermatitis.
Eye: Contact can cause irritation.
Carcino genicity: NTP: No, IARC: No, Z List: No, OSH A Reg : No
Repro ductive Effects: None identified
Target Organs: Respiratory system, lungs, skin, liver, kidn eys.
Medical Conditions Generally Aggravated by Exposure: Wilson's disease
Primary Ro utes of Entry: Inhalation, ingestion, skin contact, eye contact
EMERG ENCY AND FIRST AID PROCEDURES:
INHALATION: Remov e from exp osure to fresh air.
INGESTION: Give a conscious person large amounts of water. Consult a physician immediately.
SK IN: Wash affected skin with soa p and water for 15 m inutes.
EYE: Flush eye s with plen ty of w ater for at least 15 m inutes.
VI REACTIVITY DATA
Co nditio ns to Av oid: Heat, dusting
Incompatibility (Material to Avoid): Strong acids, bromates, strong bases, acetylene, acetaldehyde, magnesium, chlorates and
Haz ardous D ecomposition Produc ts: Nitrogen oxide if reacted w ith nitric acid. Cop per fum es.
Hazardous Polymerization: Will not occur.
VII SPILL OR LEAK PROC EDURES
Steps to Be Taken in Case Material Is Released or Spilled: We ar pro tective clothing, g ogg les and a NIOS H approve d resp irator.
Sprinkle mo derately w ith damp sand and collect for disposal avo iding dust cloud s as m uch as po ssible.
Waste Disposal Method: In accord ance w ith Loca l, State and Federal w aste disposal reg ulations.
VIII SPECIAL PROTECTION INFORMATION
Respiratory Protection (Specify Type): Use supplied air respiratory protection in confined or enclosed spaces if needed.
Ventilation: Local exhaust; minimum face velocity of 60 fpm
Protective Gloves: Chem ical resistant gloves. Eye Protection: Safety Glasses Other Equipment: Apron
IX SPECIAL PRECAUTIONS
Precautions to Be Taken in Handling and Storage: Store in a cool, dry place avoiding contact with heat and acids. Avoid creating
dust clou ds.
The abo ve inform ation is believ ed to be co rrect, but do es no t purp ort to b e all inclu sive an d sha ll be used only as a gu ide.
ESPI shall not be held liab le for any d am age resulting from h and ling o r from contact with the abov e pro duc t.
Issued by: S. Dierks
Date: November 2002