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Copper sulphate

 
Synonyms:

Copper sulfate, Copper sulfate pentahydrate, Copper (II) sulfate, Copper (II) Sulphate

 
CAS No: 7758-99-9
EINECS No: 231-847-6
Formula: CuSo4.5H2O
 
Copper sulfate is a sulfate salt of copper, also known as blue stone. It is a potent emetic and is used as an antidote for poisoning by phosphorus. Copper sulfate pentahydrate is a fungicide, very well soluble in water. Copper sulphate is mainly used in fertilizer production – by mixing a water solution of copper sulfate and a suspension of slaked lime one obtains the Bordeaux mixture, a suspension of copper(II) hydroxide and calcium sulfate, which is used to control fungus on grapes, melons, and other berries. Compound, a mixture of copper sulfate and ammonium carbonate, is used in horticulture to prevent damping off in seedlings.
 
As a non-agricultural herbicide, is it used to control invasive aquatic plants and the roots of plants situated near water pipes. It is used in swimming pools as an algicide. A dilute solution of copper sulfate is used to treat aquarium fishes for parasitic infections, and is also used to remove snails from aquariums. It also can be used to prevent the growth of algae.
 
Copper sulphate is used in the production of mineral paints, in tanning – for textile and leather processing, in medicine, for galvanic elements, serves as a starting product for the production of other copper compounds.
 
Package:  Bags of 25 kg.





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