Agent Name

Sodium cacodylate trihydrate

CAS Number

6131-99-3

Formula

C2-H6-As-O2.Na.3H2-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Dimethylarsinic acid sodium salt trihydrate; Hydroxydimethylarsine oxide sodium salt trihydrate; Sodium dimethylarsinic acid trihydrate; Arsine oxide, hydroxydimethyl-, sodium salt, trihydrate; [ChemIDplus] Cacodylic acid sodium salt trihydrate; Sodium dimethylarsinate trihydrate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN1688

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Organic

Description

Solid with a slight odor; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as herbicide and veterinary treatment for chronic eczema and anemia; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes inflammation, necrosis, or scarring of the bladder and effects on proteins in 28-day constant oral studies of rats; [RTECS] Not a skin irritant in rabbits; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; May cause drowsiness, tremors, and convulsions; Suspected carcinogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Sodium cacodylate."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as As

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Sodium cacodylate."

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