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MSDS  : Arsenic chloride
CAS  : 7784-34-1
SYNONYMS  : * Arsenic butter * Arsenic(III) chloride * Arsenous chloride * Arsenous trichloride * Butter of arsenic * Chlorure arsenieux * Chlorure d'arsenic * Fuming liquid arsenic * Trichloroarsine * Trichlorure d'arsenic
*** CHEMICAL IDENTIFICATION ***

RTECS NUMBER : CG1750000
CHEMICAL NAME : Arsenic chloride
CAS REGISTRY NUMBER : 7784-34-1
LAST UPDATED : 199712
DATA ITEMS CITED : 36
MOLECULAR FORMULA : As-Cl3
MOLECULAR WEIGHT : 181.27
WISWESSER LINE NOTATION : AS G3
COMPOUND DESCRIPTOR : Mutagen
SYNONYMS/TRADE NAMES :
* Arsenic butter
* Arsenic(III) chloride
* Arsenous chloride
* Arsenous trichloride
* Butter of arsenic
* Chlorure arsenieux
* Chlorure d'arsenic
* Fuming liquid arsenic
* Trichloroarsine
* Trichlorure d'arsenic

*** HEALTH HAZARD DATA ***

** ACUTE TOXICITY DATA **

TYPE OF TEST : LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill
ROUTE OF EXPOSURE : Oral
SPECIES OBSERVED : Rodent - rat
DOSE/DURATION : 48 mg/kg
TOXIC EFFECTS :
Behavioral - somnolence (general depressed activity)
Behavioral - excitement
Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration - dyspnea
REFERENCE :
GTPZAB Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevaniya. Labor Hygiene and
Occupational Diseases. (V/O Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga, 113095 Moscow, USSR)
V.1-36, 1957-1992. For publisher information, see MTPEEI
Volume(issue)/page/year: 27(4),54,1983

TYPE OF TEST : LD50 - Lethal dose, 50 percent kill
ROUTE OF EXPOSURE : Administration onto the skin
SPECIES OBSERVED : Rodent - rat
DOSE/DURATION : 80 mg/kg
TOXIC EFFECTS :
Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value
REFERENCE :
GTPZAB Gigiena Truda i Professional'nye Zabolevaniya. Labor Hygiene and
Occupational Diseases. (V/O Mezhdunarodnaya Kniga, 113095 Moscow, USSR)
V.1-36, 1957-1992. For publisher information, see MTPEEI
Volume(issue)/page/year: 27(4),54,1983

TYPE OF TEST : LCLo - Lowest published lethal concentration
ROUTE OF EXPOSURE : Inhalation
SPECIES OBSERVED : Rodent - mouse
DOSE/DURATION : 338 ppm/10M
TOXIC EFFECTS :
Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value
REFERENCE :
HBTXAC "Handbook of Toxicology," 4 vols., Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co.,
1956-59 Volume(issue)/page/year: 1,324,1955

TYPE OF TEST : LCLo - Lowest published lethal concentration
ROUTE OF EXPOSURE : Inhalation
SPECIES OBSERVED : Mammal - cat
DOSE/DURATION : 200 mg/m3/20M
TOXIC EFFECTS :
Details of toxic effects not reported other than lethal dose value
REFERENCE :
HBTXAC "Handbook of Toxicology," 4 vols., Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders Co.,
1956-59 Volume(issue)/page/year: 1,324,1955

** MUTATION DATA **

TYPE OF TEST : DNA repair
TEST SYSTEM : Bacteria - Bacillus subtilis
DOSE/DURATION : 50 mmol/L
REFERENCE :
MUREAV Mutation Research. (Elsevier Science Pub. B.V., POB 211, 1000 AE
Amsterdam, Netherlands) V.1- 1964- Volume(issue)/page/year: 31,185,1975

TYPE OF TEST : Cytogenetic analysis
TEST SYSTEM : Human Leukocyte
DOSE/DURATION : 600 nmol/L
REFERENCE :
MUREAV Mutation Research. (Elsevier Science Pub. B.V., POB 211, 1000 AE
Amsterdam, Netherlands) V.1- 1964- Volume(issue)/page/year: 88,73,1981

TYPE OF TEST : Micronucleus test
ROUTE OF EXPOSURE : Intraperitoneal
TEST SYSTEM : Rodent - mouse
DOSE/DURATION : 5500 ug/kg
REFERENCE :
MUREAV Mutation Research. (Elsevier Science Pub. B.V., POB 211, 1000 AE
Amsterdam, Netherlands) V.1- 1964- Volume(issue)/page/year: 389,3,1997

TYPE OF TEST : Morphological transformation
TEST SYSTEM : Rodent - hamster Embryo
DOSE/DURATION : 3 umol/L
REFERENCE :
CNREA8 Cancer Research. (Public Ledger Building, Suit 816, 6th & Chestnut
Sts., Philadelphia, PA 19106) V.1- 1941- Volume(issue)/page/year:
39,193,1979

*** REVIEWS ***

ACGIH TLV-TWA 0.01 mg(As)/m3
DTLVS* The Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices
(BEIs) booklet issues by American Conference of Governmental Industrial
Hygienists (ACGIH), Cincinnati, OH, 1996 Volume(issue)/page/year:
TLV/BEI,1997

ACGIH TLV-Confirmed human carcinogen
DTLVS* The Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices
(BEIs) booklet issues by American Conference of Governmental Industrial
Hygienists (ACGIH), Cincinnati, OH, 1996 Volume(issue)/page/year:
TLV/BEI,1997

*** U.S. STANDARDS AND REGULATIONS ***

MSHA STANDARD-air:TWA 0.5 mg(As)/m3
DTLVS* The Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices
(BEIs) booklet issues by American Conference of Governmental Industrial
Hygienists (ACGIH), Cincinnati, OH, 1996 Volume(issue)/page/year: 3,16,1971

OSHA-cancer hazard
CFRGBR Code of Federal Regulations. (U.S. Government Printing Office, Supt.
of Documents, Washington, DC 20402) Volume(issue)/page/year:
29,1910.1018,1987

*** OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS ***

OEL-ARAB Republic of Egypt:TWA 0.2 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.05 mg(As)/m3;Carcinogen JAN 1993

OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.2 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.05 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-FINLAND;Carcinogen JAN 1993

OEL-FRANCE:TWA 0.2 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-HUNGARY:STEL 0.5 mg(As)/m3;Carcinogen JAN 1993

OEL-INDIA:TWA 0.2 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-THE PHILIPPINES:TWA 0.5 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-POLAND:TWA 0.3 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.03 mg(As)/m3;Carcinogen JAN 1993

OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.1 mg(As)/m3;Carcinogen JAN 1993

OEL-THAILAND:TWA 0.5 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-TURKEY:TWA 0.5 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL-UNITED KINGDOM:TWA 0.2 mg(As)/m3 JAN 1993

OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JORDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV

OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM check ACGIH TLV

*** NIOSH STANDARDS DEVELOPMENT AND SURVEILLANCE DATA ***

NIOSH RECOMMENDED EXPOSURE LEVEL (REL) :
NIOSH REL TO ARSENIC, INORGANIC-air:CA CL 0.002 mg(As)/m3/15M
REFERENCE :
NIOSH* National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health, U.S. Dept. of
Health, Education, and Welfare, Reports and Memoranda.
Volume(issue)/page/year: DHHS #92-100,1992

NIOSH OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE SURVEY DATA :
NOHS - National Occupational Hazard Survey (1974)
NOHS Hazard Code - 82192
No. of Facilities: 139 (estimated)
No. of Industries: 1
No. of Occupations: 3
No. of Employees: 823 (estimated)

NOES - National Occupational Exposure Survey (1983)
NOES Hazard Code - 82192
No. of Facilities: 36 (estimated)
No. of Industries: 3
No. of Occupations: 3
No. of Employees: 1142 (estimated)
No. of Female Employees: 152 (estimated)

*** STATUS IN U.S. ***

EPA GENETOX PROGRAM 1988, Positive: Cell transform.-SA7/SHE; B subtilis rec
assay

EPA TSCA Section 8(b) CHEMICAL INVENTORY

EPA TSCA TEST SUBMISSION (TSCATS) DATA BASE, JUNE 1998

NIOSH CURRENT INTELLIGENCE BULLETIN 14, 1976


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