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.

Blue Vitriol (pentahydrate), Bluestone (pentahydrate), Copper Sulphate Pentahydrate, Copper (II) Sulphate Pentahydrate
Chemical Formula
CuSO4; CuSO4.5H2O
CAS Number
7758-98-7 (pentahydrate)


Molar Weight
159.61 g/mol (anhydrous); 249.67g/mol (pentahydrate)
Melting Point
110°C (anhydrous)
Boiling Point
650°C (decomposes)
3.60 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


  • CASE & Construction
  • Water Treatment
  • Animal Nutrition
  • Agriculture
  • Rubber