A dark green crystalline powder. Copper acetate is prepared by the reaction of acetic acid with copper oxide. The green is unstable and can leave a black residue upon decomposition. Copper acetate is also used as a pesticide, fungicide, catalyst, textile dye and as a pigment for paints, inks, and ceramics.
See also copper acetate, basic.
Synonyms and Related Terms
cupric acetate; crystals of Venus, crystallized verdigris; verdet
Soluble in water, ethanol. Slightly soluble in ether, glycerol.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 181.64|
|Boiling Point||240 (dec)|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion. Contact causes irritation and burns.
Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS
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