Arsenic sulfide

  • Arsenic monosulfide
  • C.I. 77085
  • Ruby arsenic
  • Arsenic Sulfide Red
  • Ruby arsenic
  • Red arsenic glass
Formula
AsS
Structure
Description
An odorless red-brown solid.
Uses
Herbicide, Insecticide, Rodenticide

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
12044-79-0
UN (DOT)
1557
Beilstein/Gmelin
184319 (G)
EPA OPP
6901

Properties.
Formula
AsS
Formula mass
106.99
Density
3.5 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Cover with plastic sheet to prevent spreading. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Reacts with oxidizing agents to generate heat and products that may be flammable, combustible, or otherwise reactive.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Fire Extinguishing Agents: Water
Fire potential
Combustible material: may burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
Containers may explode when heated.
Combustion products
Poisonous fumes of the compound may be formed in fires.

Health.
Exposure limit(s)
10 µg/m3 PEL
Carcinogin
O, G-A1, I-1, N-1, CP65
Exposure effects
The toxological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
Highly toxic, may be fatal if inhaled, swallowed or absorbed through skin. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
   Skin
Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. Avoid any skin contact.
   Eyes
See Skin.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move to fresh air.
   Skin
Wash well with water.
   Eyes
Flush with water for at least 15 min.

Transport.
UN number
1557
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
USCG CHRIS Code
ARD