Agent Name

Triphenylarsine

CAS Number

603-32-7

Formula

C18-H15-As

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Triphenyl arsenic; Triphenylarsane; Triphenylarsene; Arsine, triphenyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3465

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Organic

Description

White powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] Fine colorless crystals; [Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

An irritant; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] "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] See "Dimethylarsenic acid."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as As

Vapor Pressure

4.96E-5 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Organoarsenic compound, solid, n.o.s."

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