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COPPER(II) ARSENITE ICSC: 1211
Date of Peer Review: March 1999

Copper orthoarsenite
Acid copper arsenite
Arsenious acid, copper (II) salt
Cupric arsenite
CAS # 10290-12-7 CuAsHO3
RTECS # CG3385000 Molecular mass: 187.5
UN # 1586
EC Index # 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: 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 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.
Unbreakable packaging; put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container. Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Marine pollutant.
EU Classification
Symbol: T, N
R: 23/25-50/53
S: (1/2-)-20/21-28-45-60-61
Note: [A, E]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II
Separated from acids, food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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COPPER(II) ARSENITE ICSC: 1211
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
YELLOWISH-GREEN POWDER.

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/m 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 20C 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 and liver, 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.
NOTES
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.
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See Also:
        Copper & copper salts (Group PIM G002)
        Copper (EHC 200, 1998)
        Copper (ICSC)
        Copper (UK PID)