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COPPER(II) ARSENITE

ICSC: 1211

Copper orthoarsenite
Acid copper arsenite
Arsenious acid, copper (II) salt
Cupric arsenite
CuAsHO3
Molecular mass: 187.5
ICSC #    1211
CAS #     10290-12-7
RTECS # CG3385000
UN #        1586
EC #         033-002-00-5
March 24, 1999 Validated

TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE

ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS

PREVENTION

FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING

FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT! AVOID EXPOSURE OF (PREGNANT) WOMEN!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
 •INHALATION Cough. Headache. Laboured breathing. Sore throat. Weakness. See Ingestion.
Closed system and ventilation.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
 •EYES
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION Abdominal pain. Burning sensation behind the breastbone and in the mouth. Diarrhoea. Vomiting.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL

STORAGE

PACKAGING & LABELLING

Vacuum spilled material. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
Separated from acids, food and feedstuffs . Well closed. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant.
Note: A, E
T symbol
N symbol
R: 23/25-50/53
S: 1/2-20/21-28-45-60-61
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Packing Group: II
ICSC: 1211 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

COPPER(II) ARSENITE

ICSC: 1211

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOWISH-GREEN POWDER.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Upon heating, toxic fumes are formed. Reacts with acids to produce toxic fumes of arsine gas (see ICSC 0222).

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: (as As) 0.01 mg/m3 as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen); BEI issued; (ACGIH 2004).
MAK:
Carcinogen category: 1; Germ cell mutagen group: 3A;
(DFG 2004).


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20°C is negligible; a harmful concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly when dispersed.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance may cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract , central nervous system , kidneys , resulting in severe gastroenteritis, loss of fluids and electrolytes, cardiac disorders , collapse, shock and death . Exposure above the OEL may result in death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. The substance may have effects on the peripheral nervous system, skin, mucous membranes, bone marrow, kidneys andliver , resulting in neuropathy, pigmentation disorders, perforation of nasal septum, lesions of blood cells, kidney impairment, and cirrhosis. This substance is carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes malformations in human babies.

PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES

Decomposes below melting point
Solubility in water: none

ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water quality. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be given to avoid any additional release, e.g. through inappropriate disposal.

N O T E S

Do NOT take working clothes home. Scheele's green, Swedish green and Cupric green are trade names. Card has been partly updated in April 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.October 2005: see section Effects of long-term or repeated exposure.
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION



ICSC: 1211 COPPER(II) ARSENITE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.
 
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