Arsenazo I

  • 2,7-Naphthalenedisulfonic acid, 3-[(2-arsonophenyl)azo]-4,5-dihydroxy-
  • Trisodium 2-(hydrogen arsonatophenylazo)-1,8-dihydroxynaphthalene-3,6-disulfonate
Formula
C16H13AsN2O11S2
Structure
Description
Bordeux powder.
Uses
Chemical indicator.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
520-10-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
208-285-5
UN (DOT)
3280
Beilstein/Gmelin
1836848
Beilstein Reference
4-16-00-01194

Properties.
Formula
C16H13AsN2O11S2
Formula mass
548.34
Solubility in water
Very soluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
-2,75

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use with adequate ventilation. Minimize dust generation and accumulation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up, then place into a suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Nitrogen oxides, carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, irritating and toxic fumes and gases, carbon dioxide, nitrogen, oxides of arsenic.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. In case of fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Fire potential
Non-Combustible
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
10 µg/m3 PEL
Carcinogin
O, G-A1, I-1, N-1, CP65
Exposure effects
May cause liver and kidney damage. Chronic exposure to arsenical dust may cause breath shortness, nausea, chest pains, and garlic odor. Cancer suspect agent.
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Ingestion of arsenical compounds may cause burning of the lips, throat constriction, swallowing difficulties, severe abdominal pain, severe nausea, projectile vomiting, and profuse diarrhea. Ingestion of arsenic compounds can produce convulsions, coma, and possibly death within 24 hours.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Inhalation of arsenic compounds may lead to irritation of the respiratory tract and leading to possible nasal perforation. Long-term exposure to arsenic compounds may produce impairment of peripheral circulation.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation. Exposure to arsenic compounds may produce hyperpigmentation of the skin and hyperkeratoses of plantar and palmar surfacesas well as both primary irritation and sensitization types.
   Eyes
May cause eye irritation. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid. Do NOT induce vomiting. If conscious and alert, rinse mouth and drink 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid. DO NOT use mouth-to-mouth respiration.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
UN number
3280
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III