Agent Name

Arsanilic acid

CAS Number

98-50-0

Formula

C6-H8-As-N-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

(4-Aminophenyl)arsonic acid; 4-Aminobenzenearsonic acid; 4-Aminophenylarsonsaeure; 4-Arsanilic acid; AS-101; AS-101 (VAN); Acide arsanilique [INN-French]; Acide p-arsanilique [French]; Acido arsanilico [INN-Spanish]; Acidum arsanilicum [INN-Latin]; Aminophenylarsine acid; Antoxylic acid; Arsanilic acid-100; Arsonic acid, (4-aminophenyl)-; Atoxylic acid; Benzenearsonic acid, p-amino-; Kyselina arsanilova [Czech]; Pro-Gen; Pro-Gen 227 premix; Progen 90; R-Sonic; p-Aminobenzenearsonic acid; p-Aminophenylarsine acid; p-Aminophenylarsonic acid; p-Anilinearsonic acid; p-Arsanilic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN3465

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Organic

Description

White solid; [Hawley] Powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make medicinal arsenicals and grasshopper bait; Used in veterinary medicine to control coccidiosis, bloody enteritis, and toxic effects of selenium in cattle and swine; Also used as a antiprotozoan in animal feeds, a livestock growth promoter, and to improve feathering and egg production in chickens and turkeys. [HSDB]

Comments

An irritant; Toxic by inhalation or ingestion; Effects in high-dose animal studies include hepatitis; [MSDSonline] Not converted into inorganic arsenic in the body; [Nordberg, p. 590] See "Sodium arsanilate."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as As

Vapor Pressure

1880000000 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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