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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 80.1
Revision Date: February 1, 2016
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Arsenic

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-9442
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Acute toxicity, oral (Category 3). Toxic if swallowed (H301). Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product (P270).

Hazard class: Acute toxicity, inhalation (Category 3). Toxic if inhaled (H331). Avoid breathing dust or fumes (P261).

Hazard class: Carcinogenicity (Category 1). May cause cancer (H350). Obtain special instructions before use (P201). Do not handle until all safety precautions have been read and understood (P202). Use personal protective equipment as required (P281).

Hazard class: Chronic hazards to the aquatic environment (Category 1). Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects (H410).

Arsenic is classified as an IARC Group 1-Carcinogenic to Humans and NTP Known To Be Carcinogenic to Humans.
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SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Arsenic

Synonyms: Arsenous hydride
7440-38-2 As 74.92
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Call a POISON CENTER or physician if you feel unwell (P312). If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340). If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do so. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338). If eye irritation persists eyes: Get medical advice or attention (P337+P313). If on skin: Wash with plenty of water (P302+P352). Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse (P362). If swallowed: Rinse mouth (P330). Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P301+P310).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable solid. Flammable in the form of dust when exposed to heat or flame or by chemical reactions.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Do not allow solid to become airborne. Wipe up dust with a damp paper towel to avoid generating dust. Place in a sealed bag or container and dispose. Wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #10. Store with sulfur and phosphorus.
Keep container tightly closed (P233). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271). Store in a locked poison cabinet.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash hands thoroughly after handling (P264). Use only in a hood or well-ventilated area (P271). Use personal protective equipment as required.
Exposure guidelines: PEL/TLV 0.01 mg/m3 (OSHA/ACGIH); IDLH 5 mg/m3
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Gray powder. Odorless.
Soluble: Nitric acid. Insoluble in water.
Flash point: Not applicable
pH: No data available
Boiling point: 613 °C (Sublimes)
Melting point: 817 °C
Relative Density: 5.72
Partition coefficient: No data available
Viscosity: No data available
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
When heated or on contact with acid or acid fumes, it emits highly toxic fumes. Can react vigorously on contact with oxidizing materials. Hydrogen gas can react with inorganic arsenic to form the highly toxic gas arsine.
Shelf life: Indefinite, if stored properly.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Moderately toxic.
Chronic effects: Carcinogen (IARC-1, NTP-known)
Target organs: Skin, lungs.
ORL-RAT LD50: 763 mg/kg
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #27d is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Arsenic; Hazard class: 6.1, Poison; UN number: UN1558.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA-listed, EINECS-listed (231-148-6). RCRA code D004.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
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