Copper oxide black
A brownish-black amorphous powder. Black copper oxide occurs in nature as the mineral tenorite (triclinic crystals) and paramelaconite (cubic crystals). It is used as a pigment in glass, artificial gems, enamels, and ceramics. Black copper oxide is also used as an abrasive for polishing optical glass and as a flux in copper metallurgy.
Synonyms and Related Terms
copper (II) oxide; cupric oxide; melaconite; copper monoxide; tenorite; paramelaconite
Soluble in acids. Slightly soluble in water.
|Melting Point||1026 (dec)|
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 79.55|
Hazards and Safety
Toxic by ingestion and inhalation. Skin contact causes irritation.
Mallinckrodt Baker: MSDS