Copper Sulfate


Copper sulfate is used as a fungicide, algaecide, root killer, and herbicide in both agriculture and non-agricultural settings. It is also used as an antimicrobial and molluscicide.

Uses for individual products containing copper sulfate vary widely. Always read and follow the label when applying pesticide products.

Copper sulfate is used as a drying agent in the anhydrous form, as an additive for fertilizers and foods, and several industrial applications such as textiles, leather, wood, batteries, ink, petroleum, paint, and metal, among others.6 It is used also as an animal nutritional supplement.




Copper sulphate is an odourless crystalline substance, electric blue in colour, highly toxic, and not safe to work with. It is produced industrially by treating copper metal with hot concentrated sulfuric acid or its oxides with dilute sulfuric acid.

Some products containing copper sulfate can be used in organic agriculture.
Signal words for products containing copper sulfate may range from Caution to Danger. The signal word reflects the combined toxicity of the active ingredient and other ingredients in the product.

Copper(II) sulfate, also known as copper sulphate, is an inorganic compound with the chemical formula CuSO₄. It forms hydrates CuSO₄·nH₂O, where n can range from 1 to 7. The pentahydrate, a bright blue crystal, is the most commonly encountered hydrate of copper(II) sulfate.