Copper sulfate, tribasic

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Brochantite

Description

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.

See also brochantite and copper sulfate.

Synonyms and Related Terms

copper hydroxide sulfate; cupric subsulfate; Basi-Cop; Cuproxat; Bordeaux mixture; basic copper sulfate; brochantite

Raman

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XRD

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SEM

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EDS

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Other Properties

Soluble in acids.

Composition CuSO4-3Cu(OH)2-H2O
CAS 7758-98-7

Hazards and Safety

Toxic by ingestion. Strongly irritation to skin.

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • 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