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Copper aspirinate

Copper(II) acetylsalicylate, or copper aspirinate, as it is sometimes called, is a compound of copper and acetylsalicylic acid, commonly known as aspirin.

PropertiesEdit

ChemicalEdit

This little-known compound is a chelating agent that shows promise as a drug for rheumatoid arthritis.

PhysicalEdit

Copper aspirinate is a richly colored blue solid that is insoluble in water.

AvailabilityEdit

Copper(II) acetylsalicylate is produced in the lab, rather than obtained elsewhere.

PreparationEdit

Copper(II) acetylsalicylate can be produced by the combination of solutions containing a copper(II) salt and sodium acetylsalicylate in a 1-to-2 molar ratio, respectively.

ProjectsEdit

Copper aspirinate may be usable as a blue pigment for various projects. It is also an intriguing specimen to add to a copper compounds collection.

SafetyEdit

Copper aspirinate does not demonstrate the toxicity of most copper(II) compounds. However, lab grade material should never be ingested. Additionally, large amounts of salicylate can cause a serious medical condition, salicylism.

ReferencesEdit

Relevant Sciencemadness threadsEdit

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