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Copper aspirinate is a richly colored blue solid that is insoluble in water.
Copper(II) acetylsalicylate is produced in the lab, rather than obtained elsewhere.
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.
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.
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.
Copper aspirinate should be stored in closed containers.
Copper aspirinate can be mixed with a flammable solvent and safely burned. It can also be neutralized with Fenton's reagent if needed.
The resulting copper wastes should be recycled.