Agent Name

Triphenylarsine oxide

CAS Number

1153-05-5

Formula

C18-H15-As-O

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Triphenylarsenic oxide; Arsine oxide, triphenyl-; [ChemIDplus] UN3465

Category

Arsenic Compounds, Organic

Description

Faintly beige crystals; [Aldrich MSDS] Insoluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

"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] An irritant; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Limited evidence of carcinogenicity; [Aldrich MSDS] See "Dimethylarsenic acid."

Exposure Assessment
PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as As

Explanatory Notes

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

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