- Aluminum monoarsenide
Clear to white granules. No odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Swiss Giftliste 1
Melting point, °C
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a cool, dry location in a tightly sealed container.
Handle in a inert gas such as argon. Handle in a controlled atmosphere.
Use butyl or PVC gloves, safety goggles or face shield. Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Acids, acid fumes and moisture.
Arsine gas and arsenic fumes.
Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding material and type of fire. Firefighters must wear full face, self-contained breathing apparatus with full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
When heated or on contact with acid, acid fumes and moisture, aluminum arsenide may emit toxic arsine and arsenic fumes.
0.01 mg/m3 as As
O, G-A1, I-1, N-1, CP65
Disturbances of the digestive system such as loss of appetite, cramps, nausea, constipation or diarrhea.
Poison by ingestion. May cause gastrointestinal and skin effects and acute arsenic poisoning. Chronic exposure may cause arsenic poisoning, gastrointestinal disturbances, liver damage, and cancer/disease of the blood, kidneys and nervous system. Aluminum may be implicated in Alzheimers.
May cause irritation to the respiratory system. May cause laryngitis, bronchitis, and huskiness of the voice. Chronic exposure may cause chronic arsenic poisoning, ulceration of the nasal septum, liver damage and cancer/diseases of the blood, kidneys and nervous system.
May cause redness, itching, ulcerations, and pigmentation changes.
May cause redness, itching and burning.
If conscious, give 1-2 glasses of milk or water and induce vomiting; seek medical attention immediately.
Remove victim to fresh air; keep warm and quite; give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek medical attention immediately.
Remove contaminated clothing from affected area; brush material off skin; wash affected area with mild soap and water; seek medical attention immediately.
Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention.