Agent Name

Benzenearsonic acid

CAS Number

98-05-5

Formula

C6-H7-As-O3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Arsonic acid, phenyl-; Kyselina benzenarsonova [Czech]; Monophenylarsonic acid; Phenylarsonic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN3465

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Organic

Description

Colorless solid with various forms; Poor solubility in water; [ICSC] White powder, soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent for tin and as a precipitant in niobium analysis; [HSDB]

Comments

Can cause arsenic poisoning; [ICSC] "Almost nothing is known regarding health effects of organic arsenic compounds in humans. Studies in animals show that some simple organic arsenic compounds are less toxic than inorganic forms. Ingestion of methyl and dimethyl compounds can cause diarrhea and damage to the kidneys." [ATSDR ToxProfiles] Toxic by ingestion; [Sax] Oral LDLo (rat) = 50 mg/kg; [RTECS] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Arsanilic acid."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as As

Vapor Pressure

1.11E-6 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

mp = 160 deg C; [ICSC]

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