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BENZENE ARSONIC ACID ICSC: 0223
BENZENE ARSONIC ACID
Phenylarsonic acid
C6H7AsO3/C6H5AsO(OH)2
Molecular mass: 202.05
CAS # 98-05-5
RTECS # CY3150000
ICSC # 0223
UN # 1557
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
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!
IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!
  • INHALATION
  • Abdominal pain. Confusion. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Headache. Vomiting. Loss of muscular coordination. Paralysis. Symptoms may be delayed (see Notes).
    Closed system and ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • Skin disorders (Further see Inhalation).
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES

  • Safety goggles or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
    First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
  • INGESTION
  • Difficulty in swallowing. Abdominal pain. Confusion. Diarrhoea. Dizziness. Dullness. Headache. Vomiting. Loss of muscular coordination. Paralysis (further see Inhalation).
    Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.

    SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
    Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers. Do NOT wash away into sewer. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus).
    Separated from food and feedstuffs. Dry. Ventilation along the floor.
    Airtight. 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 Hazard Class: 6.1
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 0223 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

    BENZENE ARSONIC ACID ICSC: 0223

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS SOLID IN VARIOUS FORMS.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic fumes including arsenic (see ICSC # 0013).

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV not established.


    ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
    The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalationand by ingestion.

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    See Notes.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point (decomposes): 160C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.76
    Solubility in water: poor
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA

    N O T E S
    Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is indicated. The symptoms of systemic arsenic poisoning do not become manifest until hours after the exposure.
    Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61G11b
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 0223 BENZENE ARSONIC ACID
    © IPCS, CEC, 1993
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