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IRON (III)-o-ARSENITE, PENTAHYDRATEICSC: 1241
Ferric arseniteApril 2017
CAS #: 63989-69-5
UN #: 1607

  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.   

 AVOID ALL CONTACT!  
  SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID
Inhalation Cough. Sore throat. Weakness. See Ingestion.  Use closed system, ventilation or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 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.  Wear 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 refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Burning sensation. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Symptoms may be delayed.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.  Rinse mouth. Refer 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 skin and eye irritation
May cause cancer
Causes damage to organs
Causes damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure
May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life 

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

STORAGE
Separated from food and feedstuffs. Provision to contain effluent from fire extinguishing. 
PACKAGING
Unbreakable packaging.
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
IRON (III)-o-ARSENITE, PENTAHYDRATE ICSC: 1241
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

Physical State; Appearance
BROWN POWDER. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating and on burning. This produces toxic fumes of arsenic and iron. 

Formula: As2Fe2O6.Fe2O3. 5H2O
Molecular mass: 607.3
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, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the gastrointestinal tract, liver, skin and nervous system. This may result in severe gastroenteritis, degenerative liver damage, dermatitis, kidney impairment and neuropathy. 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
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. This may result in neuropathy, degenerative liver damage and skin lesions. This substance is carcinogenic to humans. 


OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
 

ENVIRONMENT
This substance may be hazardous to the environment. Special attention should be given to plants, air quality and water quality. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment. 

NOTES
NEVER use a domestic-type vacuum cleaner to vacuum the substance, only use specialist equipment.
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of poisoning do not become manifest until 0.5 to several hours.
See ICSC 0013 and ICSC 0378. 

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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