Copper sulfate, tribasic
Pale blue or bright green powder that occurs in nature as the minerals brochantite and langite. Tribasic copper sulfate is one component in Bordeaux mixture that is prepared by mixing copper sulfate and copper hydroxide. It is also found as a corrosion product on copper and bronze sculptures. Tribasic copper sulfate is used as a fungicide and insecticide.
Synonyms and Related Terms
copper hydroxide sulfate; cupric subsulfate; Basi-Cop; Cuproxat; Bordeaux mixture; basic copper sulfate; brochantite
Soluble in acids.
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion. Strongly irritation to skin.
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry #2723