Agent Name

Ferric arsenate

CAS Number

10102-49-5

Formula

As-H3-O4.Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Arsenate of iron, ferric; Arsenic acid (H3AsO4), iron(3+) salt (1:1); Iron arsenate; Iron(III) arsenate (1:1); [ChemIDplus] UN1606

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Dihydrate: Green or brown solid; [Hawley] Grey crystals; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as an insecticide; [Hawley] Used to make insecticides; [CAMEO]

Comments

A strong irritant; [Hawley] Highly irritating; May be fatal by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption; [CAMEO] 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 (1 mg/m3, as Fe (soluble iron salts))

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, as As

IDLH (NIOSH)

5 mg/m3, as As

Vapor Pressure

7.5E-7 mm Hg

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

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