Systematic name is copper(II) 3-aminopropanoate.
Salt of copper and amino acid β-alanine
- Crystal shape: prismatic
- Color: bark blue
- Stability on air: not stable, dehydrate in a matter of days
Reaction of β-alanine acid with copper hydroxocarbonate or copper hydroxide in water. Copper hydroxocarbonate can be prepared by reacting any soluble copper salt, such as CuSO4 with sodium carbonate or hydrocarbonate.
Cu2CO3(OH)2 + 4 C3H7NO2 = 2 Cu(C3H6NO2)2 + 3 H2O + CO2
Copper β-alaninate is higly soluble in water.
All copper compounds are moderately toxic. Avoid ingestion.