Agent Name

Arsenic tribromide

CAS Number

7784-33-0

Formula

As-Br3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Arsenic bromide (AsBr3); Arsenious bromide; Arsenous bromide; Arsenous tribromide; Tribromoarsine; [ChemIDplus] Arsenic (III) bromide; [MSDSonline] UN1555

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Yellowish-white solid; Hygroscopic; [Hawley] Yellowish crystalline solid; mp = 32.8 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent and to make pharmaceuticals; [Hawley]

Comments

Highly poisonous; [Merck Index] Arsenic compounds are skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritants; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] 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

VP = 1 mm Hg at 41.8 deg C; [HSDB]

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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Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent: