Copper Sulphate

Primarily used for agricultural purposes such as pesticide, germicide, feed additive, and soil additive. Some of its secondary uses are as a raw material in the preparation of other copper compounds, as a reagent in analytic chemistry, an electrolyte for batteries and electroplating baths, and in medical practice as a locally applied fungicide, bactericide, and astringent.


Molar Weight159.61 g/mol (anhydrous); 249.67g/mol (pentahydrate)
Melting Point110°C (anhydrous)
Boiling Point650°C (decomposes)
Density3.60 g/cc ((anhydrous); 2.286 g/cc (pentahydrate)

Uses and Applications

Key applications

  • Dyes
  • Plastics and polymers
  • Fungicide
  • Water treatment
  • Agricultural
  • Solvents
  • Batteries
  • Animal feed
  • Electronics
  • Paint and Coatings
  • Zinc ore / mining


  • Coatings & Construction
  • Water Treatment
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agrobusiness
  • Rubber

Synonyms: Blue Vitriol (pentahydrate), Bluestone (pentahydrate), Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate, Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate

Chemical Formula: CuSO4; CuSO4.5H2O

CAS Number: 7758-98-7 (pentahydrate)