Agent Name

Arsenic pentasulfide

CAS Number

1303-34-0

Formula

As2-S5

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Arsenic sulfide; [ChemIDplus] Diarsenic pentasulfide; [Merck Index] Arsenic(V) sulfide; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN1557

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Brownish-yellow glassy solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in thin sheets as a light filter and in pigments; [Merck Index]

Comments

May cause irritation; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; Targets the skin and lungs; Reported carcinogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Arsenic" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Inorganic arsenic plus methylated metabolites in urine = 35 ug As/L; end of workweek;

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as As

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, as As

IDLH (NIOSH)

5 mg/m3, as As

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for " Arsenic compound, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Anemia

Anemia, Aplastic

Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

IARC Carcinogen

Known Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Human Carcinogen

ACGIH Carcinogen

Confirmed Human

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