International Chemical Safety Cards

IRON (III)-o-ARSENITE, PENTAHYDRATE ICSC: 1241
IRON (III)-o-ARSENITE, PENTAHYDRATE
Ferric arsenite
As2Fe2O6.Fe2O3.5H2O
Molecular mass: 607.3
CAS # 63989-69-5
RTECS # NO4600000
ICSC # 1241
UN # 1607
EC # 033-002-00-5
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: all extinguishing agents allowed.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Cough. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Weakness (see Ingestion).
    Avoid inhalation of fine dust and mist. Closed system and ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Artificial respiration if indicated. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Redness. Burning sensation.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    Safety goggles 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. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting.
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
    Rinse mouth. 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. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs.
    Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 23/25
    S: (1/2-)20/21-28-45
    Note: A
    UN Classification.
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: II
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1241 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities © IPCS CEC 1993

    International Chemical Safety Cards

    IRON (III)-o-ARSENITE, PENTAHYDRATE ICSC: 1241

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    BROWN POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes of arsenic and iron.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV: ppm; 0.01 mg/m3 A1 (as TWA) (as As) (ACGIH 1994-1995).


    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, especially if powdered.

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance irritates the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the nervous system, liver, skin, kidneys and gastrointestinal tract , resulting in kidney impairment, neuropathy, severe gastroenteritis, degenerative liver damage and dermatitis. Exposure 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, gray skin and hyperkeratosis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the nervous system, liver, cardiovascular system and respiratory system , resulting in neuropathy, gangrene, degenerative liver damage and perforation of nasal septum. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Solubility in water: none
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to plants, air and water. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment.
    N O T E S
    Also consult ICSC # 0013.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G11b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1241 IRON (III)-o-ARSENITE, PENTAHYDRATE
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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