International Chemical Safety Cards

SODIUM ARSENATE DIBASIC ICSC: 1208
SODIUM ARSENATE DIBASIC
Arsenic acid disodium salt
Disodium arsenate
Disodium hydrogen arsenate
AsHNa2O4/HNa2AsO4
Molecular mass: 186
CAS # 7778-43-0
RTECS # CG0875000
ICSC # 1208
UN # 1685
EC # 033-005-00-1
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
  • Cough. Headache. Laboured breathing. Weakness (see Ingestion).
    Closed system and ventilation.
    Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
  • SKIN
  • MAY BE ABSORBED! Redness. Pain.
    Protective gloves. Protective clothing.
    Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention.
  • EYES
  • Redness. Pain.
    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. Diarrhoea. Vomiting. Burning sensation behind breastbone and in the mouth.
    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
    Do NOT wash away into sewer. Vacuum spilled material. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place (extra personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles).
    Separated from acids, food and feedstuffs. Cool. Well closed. Keep in a well-ventilated room.
    Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
    T symbol
    R: 45-23/25
    S: 53-45
    Note: A; Note: E
    UN Hazard Class: 6.1
    UN Packing Group: II
    Marine pollutant.
    SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
    ICSC: 1208 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

    SODIUM ARSENATE DIBASIC ICSC: 1208

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    PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
    COLOURLESS, ODOURLESS CRYSTALS OR POWDER.

    PHYSICAL DANGERS:


    CHEMICAL DANGERS:
    The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic fumes of arsenic (see ICSC # 0013). Reacts with acids releasing toxic arsine gas (see ICSC # 0222). Attacks many metals in presence of water such as iron, aluminium and zinc, releasing toxic fumes of arsenic and arsine.

    OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS (OELs):
    TLV (as As): ppm; 0.2 mg/m3 (ACGIH 1991-1992).


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

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

    EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
    The substance and the aerosol irritate the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, digestive tract, circulatory system , resulting in severe haemorrhagic, losses of fluids and electrolytes, collapse, shock and death. Exposure at low level may result in death. The effects may be delayed.

    EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
    Repeated or prolonged contact with skin may cause dermatitis. Repeated or prolonged contact may cause skin sensitization. The substance may have effects on the peripheral nervous system, skin, mucous membranes, and liver , resulting in neuropathy, pigmentation disorders, perforation of nasal septum, and cirrhosis. This substance is carcinogenic to humans.
    PHYSICAL
    PROPERTIES
    Melting point: 57°C
    Relative density (water = 1): 1.87
    Solubility in water: good
    ENVIRONMENTAL
    DATA
    This substance may be hazardous to the environment; special attention should be given to water, water and soil organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment because it persists in the environment.
    N O T E S
    Temperature of decomposition unknown in literature. Do NOT take working clothes home.
    ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


    ICSC: 1208 SODIUM ARSENATE DIBASIC
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