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IRON (III)-o-ARSENITE, PENTAHYDRATE ICSC: 1241
Date of Peer Review: October 1994

Ferric arsenite
CAS # 63989-69-5 As2Fe2O6.Fe2O3. 5H2O
RTECS # NO4600000 Molecular mass: 607.3
UN # 1607
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
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 may be needed. 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 PACKAGING & LABELLING
Vacuum spilled material. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.
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, 1]
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT5-II
Separated from food and feedstuffs.
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IRON (III)-o-ARSENITE, PENTAHYDRATE ICSC: 1241
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BROWN POWDER.

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

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, especially if powdered.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to 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, grey skin and hyperkeratosis. The substance may have effects on the nervous system, liver, cardiovascular system and respiratory tract, 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 quality and water quality. It is strongly advised that this substance does not enter the environment.
NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home. See also ICSC0013 Arsenic. Card has been partly updated in April and October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, EU classification, Emergency Response.
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