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COPPER(II) ARSENITEICSC: 1211
June 2011
CAS #: 10290-12-7Copper orthoarsenite
Acid copper arsenite
Arsenious acid, copper (II) salt
Cupric arsenite
UN #: 1586
EINECS #: 233-644-8

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

 PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.  Use closed system, ventilation or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin   Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Seek medical attention if you feel unwell. 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.  Rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation in the throat and chest. Diarrhoea. Vomiting.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Refer immediately for medical attention. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Vacuum with specialist equipment (See Notes) or carefully sweep into containers. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

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DANGER
Fatal if swallowed
Causes eye irritation
May cause cancer
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
Causes damage to digestive tract if swallowed
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects 

Transportation
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: II 

STORAGE
Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. Separated from acids and food and feedstuffs. Well closed. Dry. Store in an area without drain or sewer access. 
PACKAGING
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
COPPER(II) ARSENITE ICSC: 1211
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
YELLOWISH-GREEN POWDER. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with acids. This produces toxic fumes of arsine gas (see ICSC 0222). 

Formula: CuAsHO3
Molecular mass: 187.5
Decomposes
Solubility in water: none 


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes and respiratory tract. Ingestion could cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract. This may result in severe gastroenteritis, loss of fluids and electrolytes, cardiac disorders and shock. Exposure far above the OEL could cause death. The effects may be delayed. Medical observation is indicated. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed, especially if powdered. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the skin, mucous membranes, peripheral nervous system, bone marrow and liver. This may result in pigmentation disorders, hyperkeratosis, perforation of the nasal septum, neuropathy, anaemia and liver impairment. This substance is carcinogenic to humans. Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development. 


Occupational exposure limits
MAK: skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 1; germ cell mutagen group: 3A 

ENVIRONMENT
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. This substance does enter the environment under normal use. Great care, however, should be taken to avoid any additional release, for example through inappropriate disposal. 

NOTES
NEVER use a domestic-type vacuum cleaner to vacuum the substance, only use specialist equipment.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
Do NOT take working clothes home. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
  EC Classification
Symbol: T, N; R: 23/25-50/53; S: (1/2)-20/21-28-45-60-61; Note: A, 1 

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