Copper Nitrate

CAS:  32551-23-8

Synonyms:    Cupric Nitrate; Cupric Dinitrate; Cupric Nitrate Trihydrate; Copper Dinitrate

Uses:    Light-sensitive papers; analytical reagents; mordant in textile dyeing; nitrating agent; insecticide for vines; coloring copper black; electroplating; production of burnished effect on iron; paints; varnishes; enamels; pharmaceutical preparations; catalyst

Hazard:    Inhalation causes irritation of throat and lungs.  Ingestion of large amounts causes violent vomiting and purging, intense pain, collapse, coma, convulsions, and paralysis.  Solutions irritate eyes; contact with solid causes severe eye surface injury and skin irritation.  Mixtures of CUPRIC NITRATE with alkyl esters may explode, owing  to the formation of alkyl nitrates. Mixtures  with phosphorus, tin(II) chloride or other reducing agents may react explosively.  A finely divided mixture of potassium ferrocyanide and cupric nitrate exploded when dried at 220°C. Noncombustible, but it will accelerate the burning of combustible materials.  If large quantities of the material are involved in a fire or the material is finely divided, an explosion may result.  Prolonged exposure to fire or heat may result in an explosion.