White, crystalline powder. Cuprous sulfite is used as a biocide and as a mordant for dyeing acrylic fibers.
Synonyms and Related Terms
copper sulfite; Etard's salt (hemihydrate); Chevreul's salt (dihydrate)
Physical and Chemical Properties
Soluble in ammonium hydroxide, hydrochloric acid. Insoluble in ethanol, ether and cold water. Hexagonal crystals.
|Molecular Weight||mol. wt. = 207.16|
Resources and Citations
- Richard S. Lewis, Hawley's Condensed Chemical Dictionary, Van Nostrand Reinhold, New York, 10th ed., 1993
- Susan E. Schur, Conservation Terminology: A review of Past & Current Nomenclature of Materials, Technology and Conservation, Spring (p.34-39); Summer (p.35-38); Fall (p.25-36), 1985
- The Merck Index, Martha Windholz (ed.), Merck Research Labs, Rahway NJ, 10th edition, 1983 Comment: entry 2738