Copper sulfate (anhydrous)

Agent Name
Copper sulfate (anhydrous)
Alternative Name
Cupric sulfate
CAS Number
Major Category
Copper sulfate (anhydrous) formula graphical representation
All Clear Root Destroyer; Aqua Maid Permanent Algaecide; Aquatronics Snail-A-Cide Dri-Pac Snail Powder; BCS copper fungicide; Blue Copper; Blue Copper (VAN); Blue stone; Blue vitriol; Bonide Root Destroyer; Copper (II) sulfate (1:1); Copper Sulfate Powder; Copper monosulfate; Copper sulfate; Copper sulfate (1:1); Copper sulfate (CuSO4); Copper(2+) sulfate; Copper(2+) sulfate (1:1); Cupric sulfate anhydrous; Cupric sulphate; Delcup; Granular Crystals Copper Sulfate; Hylinec; Incracide 10A; Incracide E 51; Kupfersulfat [German]; MAC 570; Monocopper sulfate; Phelps Triangle Brand Copper Sulfate; Roman vitriol; Sa-50 Brand Copper Sulfate Granular Crystals; Snow Crystal Copper Sulfate; Sulfate de cuivre [French]; Sulfuric acid, copper(2+) salt (1:1); Tobacco States Brand Copper Sulfate; Trinagle; [ChemIDplus]
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Grayish-white to greenish-white solid; Hygroscopic; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] White odorless crystalline solid; Soluble in water (316 g/L at 20 deg C); [MSDSonline]
Used to detect and remove trace amounts of water from alcohols and other organic compounds; Also used as a pesticide (fungicide, molluscicide, bacteriostat, herbicide, and algaecide), a micronutrient additive for fertilizer and animal feed, a froth flotation agent, a component of electroplating solutions, a component of chromated copper arsenate, an agent for leather tanning and hide preservation, a titration reagent, an antidote for white phosphorus poisoning, formerly an emetic (discontinued due to toxicity), and a veterinary drug (nutritional factor, astringent antiseptic, and fungicidal agent); [HSDB]
A strong irritant; [Merck Index] A severe skin and eye irritant; A respiratory tract irritant; Can cause copper poisoning after ingestion; [ICSC] Interferes with embryo development in high-dose animal studies; [REPROTOX] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Copper sulfate." See "Copper."
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

1 mg/m3, as Cu
1 mg/m3, as Cu
0.01 mg/m3, respirable fraction (Cu, inorganic cmpnds)
100 mg/m3, as Cu

Adverse Effects

MetHgb is secondary toxic effect
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent


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