|ARSENIC PENTOXIDE||ICSC: 0377|
|Arsenic (V) oxide|
Arsenic acid anhydride
|CAS #: 1303-28-2|
| UN #: 1559
|EC Number: 215-116-9
|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! IN ALL CASES CONSULT A DOCTOR!|
|Inhalation||Cough. Sore throat. Headache. Dizziness. Weakness. Shortness of breath. Chest pain. See Notes. See Ingestion.||Use closed system and breathing protection.||Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer immediately for medical attention.|
|Skin||Redness. Burning sensation. Pain.||Protective gloves. Protective clothing.||Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. Refer for medical attention .|
|Eyes||Redness. Pain.||Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.||Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). Refer for medical attention.|
|Ingestion||Vomiting. Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Severe thirst. Muscle cramps. Shock or collapse. Symptoms may be delayed.||Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.||Rinse mouth. Refer immediately for medical attention. See Notes.|
|SPILLAGE DISPOSAL||CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING|
|Evacuate danger area! Consult an expert! Personal protection: complete protective clothing including self-contained breathing apparatus. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. Sweep spilled substance into covered sealable containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Store and dispose of according to local regulations.||
According to UN GHS Criteria
DANGERFatal if swallowed
Causes skin and eye irritation
Suspected of causing genetic defects
May cause cancer
May damage fertility or the unborn child
Causes damage to the bone marrow, the blood, the cardiovascular system, the nervous system, the liver and the kidneys through prolonged or repeated exposure
Toxic to aquatic life
|Separated from strong bases, reducing agents and food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed.|
Put breakable packaging into closed unbreakable container.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
|ARSENIC PENTOXIDE||ICSC: 0377|
|PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION|
Physical State; Appearance
|EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS|
Routes of exposure
Effects of short-term exposure
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
|OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS|
TLV: 0.01 mg/m3, as TWA; A1 (confirmed human carcinogen); BEI issued.
MAK: skin absorption (H); carcinogen category: 1; germ cell mutagen group: 3A.
EU-OEL: (inhalable fraction): 0.01 mg/m3 as TWA; (see Notes)
|The substance is toxic to aquatic organisms. It is strongly advised not to let the chemical enter into the environment.|
|Do NOT take working clothes home.
Depending on the degree of exposure, periodic medical examination is suggested.
The symptoms of acute poisoning do not become manifest until 0.5 to several hours.
Specific treatment is necessary in case of poisoning with this substance; the appropriate means with instructions must be available.
The recommendations on this Card also apply to inorganic pentavalent arsenic compounds (arsenates).
For the copper smelting sector, the EU OEL value shall apply from 11 July 2023.
Symbol: T, N; R: 45-23/25-50/53; S: 53-45-60-61; Note: E
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See Also: Toxicological Abbreviations