Agent Name

Arsenic pentafluoride

CAS Number

7784-36-3

Formula

As-F5

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Arsorane, pentafluoro-; Pentafluoroarsorane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Colorless gas; Makes white clouds in moist air; Hydrolyzed instantly by water; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in electroconductive polymers as a doping agent; [Hawley]

Comments

See "Arsenic" and the linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
BEI

Inorganic arsenic plus methylated metabolites in urine = 35 ug As/L; end of workweek; Fluorides in urine = 2 mg/L prior to shift or 3 mg/L at end of shift; (Repeated measurements recommended.)

TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 mg/m3, as As (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

PEL (OSHA)

0.01 mg/m3, as As (2.5 mg/m3, as F)

MAK

1 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as F

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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Diseases

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