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Copper arsenate (Cu3(AsO4)2.4H2O, or Cu5H2(AsO4)4.2H2O), also called copper orthoarsenate or tricopper arsenate or tricopper orthoarsenate, is an insecticide used in agriculture. It is also used as a herbicide, fungicide, and a rodenticide. It is a blue or bluish-green powder insoluble in water and alcohol and soluble in aqueous ammonium and dilute acids. Its CAS number is [ ] or [ ].
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Copper arsenate hydroxide or basic copper arsenate (Cu(OH)AsO4) is a basic variant with CAS number [olivenite. It is used as an insecticide, fungicide, and miticide. Its use is banned in Thailand since 2001.]. It is found naturally as the mineral
Copper arsenate is also used as a poison in slug baits.
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