Agent Name

Sodium cacodylate

CAS Number

124-65-2

Formula

C2-H7-As-O2.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

((Dimethylarsino)oxy)sodium As-oxide; ((Dimethylarsino)oxy)sodium-As-oxide; Alkarsodyl; Arsecodile; Arsicodile; Arsine oxide, hydroxydimethyl-, sodium salt; Arsinic acid, dimethyl-, sodium salt; Arsycodile; Arsysodila; Bolate; Bolls-eye; Bophy; Broadside; Cacodylate de sodium [French]; Cacodylic acid sodium salt; Chemaid; Dimethylarsinat sodny [Czech]; Dimethylarsinic acid sodium salt; Dutch-treat; Hydroxydimethylarsine oxide, sodium salt; Kakodylan dodny [Czech]; Rad-E-Cate; Rad-E-Cate 16; Rad-E-Cate 25; Rad-E-Cate 35; Sodium Cacodylate; Sodium dimethyl arsinate; Sodium dimethylarsinate; Sodium salt of cacodylic acid; Sodium, ((dimethylarsino)oxy)-, As-oxide; [ChemIDplus] UN1688

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Organic

Description

Trihydrate: White deliquescent solid; [Hawley] Colorless to light yellow odorless solid; [HSDB] White to yellowish odorless solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as herbicide (sod, turf, ornamentals, and nonbearing citrus), cotton defoliant, and veterinary treatment for chronic eczema and anemia; [HSDB] Used in analytical chemistry; [MSDSonline]

Comments

Some converted to inorganic trivalent arsenic in the body; [Merck Index] Cacodylic acid is not converted into inorganic arsenic in the body; [Nordberg, p. 590] A skin and eye irritant; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] Most excreted unchanged; [Rosenstock, p. 947] The bladder and thyroid are target organs; Not carcinogenic up to doses resulting in regenerative proliferation; Developmental studies of rats and rabbits along with a two-generation reproductive study show no indication of increased susceptibility; [Reference #1] See "Dimethylarsenic acid."

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Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as As

Vapor Pressure

2.89E-8 mm Hg

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