Copper sulfate, dibasic
Green powder that occurs in nature as the minerals antlerite. Dibasic copper sulfate is mixed with copper hydroxide to make Bordeaux mixture. It is also found as a corrosion product on copper and bronze sculptures. Dibasic 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; basic copper sulphate (Br.); brochantite
Toxic by ingestion. Strongly irritation to skin.
Soluble in acids.
Composition = CuSO4-2Cu(OH)2-H2O
Resources and Citations
- 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