Agent Name

Copper acetoarsenite

Alternative Name

Paris Green

CAS Number

12002-03-8

Formula

C4-H6-As6-Cu4-O16

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Paris Green; (Acetato)trimetaarsenitodicopper; (Acetato-O)(trimetaarsenito)dicopper; Acetoarsenite de cuivre [French]; Basle Green; C.I. 77410; CI 77410; CI Pigment Green 21; Copper acetate arsenite; Copper aceto-arsenite; Copper(II) acetate meta-arsenate; Copper, bis(acetato)hexametaarsenitotetra-; Cupric acetoarsenite; ENT 884; French Green; Genuine Paris Green; Imperial Green; King's Green; Meadow Green; Mineral Green; Mitis Green; Moss Green; Mountain Green; Neuwied Green; New Green; Ortho P-G bait; Paris Green; Parrot Green; Patent Green; Powder Green; Schweinfurt Green; Schweinfurtergrun; Schweinfurth Green; Sowbug & cutworm bait; Sowbug cutworm control; Swedish Green; Vienna Green; Wuerzberg Green; Zwickau Green; [ChemIDplus] UN1585

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Emerald green solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used as a wood preservative, veterinary anthelmintic, and pigment (marine paints, wallpapers, and calico printing); Used formerly as insecticide and fungicide; Not currently registered with the EPA for use in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

Toxic mainly due to arsenic content; [Merck Index] May cause eye and respiratory tract irritation; Extremely toxic by ingestion; [CAMEO] An inorganic trivalent arsenic compound; Potentially toxic by inhalation or skin absorption, but most cases of poisoning occur by ingestion; [HSDB] 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

MAK

0.01 mg/m3, respirable fraction (Cu inorg. Compds.)

IDLH (NIOSH)

5 mg/m3, as As

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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