CAS #:

Linear Formula:

As2S3

MDL Number:

MFCD00003435

EC No.:

215-117-4

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Arsenic(III) Sulfide Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula As2S3
Molecular Weight 246.0382
Appearance Bright yellow to orange crystals or powder
Melting Point 310 °C, 583 K, 590 °F
Boiling Point 707 °C, 980 K, 1305 °F
Density 3.43 g/cm3
Solubility in H2O N/A
Exact Mass 245.7594 g/mol
Monoisotopic Mass 245.7594 g/mol

Arsenic(III) Sulfide Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Danger
Hazard Statements H301 + H311 + H331-H410
Hazard Codes T,N
Precautionary Statements P261-P273-P280-P301 + P310-P311-P501
Risk Codes 23/25-50/53
Safety Statements 20/21-28-45-60-61
RTECS Number CG2638000
Harmonized Tariff Code 2813.90
Transport Information UN 1557 6.1/PG II
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 10/22/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Arsenic(III) Sulfide

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. AS3-S-02-P , AS3-S-03-P , AS3-S-04-P , AS3-S-05-P

CAS #: 1303-33-9

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
GHS06 Skull and crossbones
Acute Tox. 3 H301 Toxic if swallowed.
Acute Tox. 3 H331 Toxic if inhaled.
Hazards not otherwise classified
No data available
GHS label elements
GHS label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard pictograms

Skull and Crossbones - GHS06

GHS06
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements
H301+H331 Toxic if swallowed or if inhaled.
Precautionary statements
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P309 IF exposed or if you feel unwell:
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/...
P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/...
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
WHMIS classification
D1A - Very toxic material causing immediate and serious toxic effects
D2A - Very toxic material causing other toxic effects
Classification system
HMIS ratings (scale 0-4)
(Hazardous Materials Identification System)
Health (acute effects) = 3
Flammability = 0
Physical Hazard = 1
Other hazards
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: N/A
vPvB: N/A


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
CAS No. / Substance Name:
1303-33-9 Arsenic(III) sulfide
Identification number(s):
EC number: 215-117-4
Index number: 033-002-00-5


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first aid measures
General information
Immediately remove any clothing soiled by the product.
Remove breathing apparatus only after contaminated clothing has been completely removed.
In case of irregular breathing or respiratory arrest provide artificial respiration.
If inhaled:
Supply patient with fresh air. If not breathing, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of skin contact:
Immediately wash with soap and water; rinse thoroughly.
Seek immediate medical advice.
In case of eye contact:
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Consult a physician.
If swallowed:
Do not induce vomiting; immediately call for medical help.
Information for doctor
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
No data available
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing agents
Product is not flammable. Use fire-fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
If this product is involved in a fire, the following can be released:
Arsenic oxides (AS2Ox)
Sulfur oxides (SOx)
Advice for firefighters
Protective equipment:
Wear self-contained respirator.
Wear fully protective impervious suit.


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Keep unprotected persons away.
Ensure adequate ventilation
Environmental precautions:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Methods and materials for containment and cleanup:
Dispose of contaminated material as waste according to section 13.
Ensure adequate ventilation.
Prevention of secondary hazards:
No special measures required.
Reference to other sections
See Section 7 for information on safe handling
See Section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.
See Section 13 for disposal information.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Handling
Precautions for safe handling
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry place in tightly closed containers.
Ensure good ventilation at the workplace.
Open and handle container with care.
Information about protection against explosions and fires:
The product is not flammable
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Requirements to be met by storerooms and receptacles:
No special requirements.
Information about storage in one common storage facility:
Store away from oxidizing agents.
Further information about storage conditions:
Keep container tightly sealed.
Store in cool, dry conditions in well-sealed containers.
Specific end use(s)
No data available


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Additional information about design of technical systems:
Properly operating chemical fume hood designed for hazardous chemicals and having an average face velocity of at least 100 feet per minute.
Control parameters
Components with limit values that require monitoring at the workplace:
Arsenic, elemental, and inorganic compounds (except arsine), as As
mg/m3
ACGIH TLV 0.01; Confirmed human carcinogen
Belgium TWA 0.2
Denmark TWA 0.05
Finland TWA Carcinogen
France VME 0.2
Hungary 0.5-STEL; Carcinogen
Korea TWA 0.01; Confirmed human carcinogen
Norway 0.02
Poland TWA 0.01
Sweden NGV 0.03; Carcinogen
Switzerland TWA 0.1; Carcinogen
United Kingdom TWA 0.1; Carcinogen
USA PEL 0.01
Additional information: No data
Exposure controls
Personal protective equipment
Follow typical protective and hygienic practices for handling chemicals.
Keep away from foodstuffs, beverages and feed.
Remove all soiled and contaminated clothing immediately.
Wash hands before breaks and at the end of work.
Store protective clothing separately.
Maintain an ergonomically appropriate working environment.
Breathing equipment:
Refer to 29CFR1910.1018 for regulations on respiratory protection required during exposure to inorganic arsenic.
Use self-contained respiratory protective device in emergency situations.
Protection of hands:
Impervious gloves
Inspect gloves prior to use.
Suitability of gloves should be determined both by material and quality, the latter of which may vary by manufacturer.
Eye protection: Safety glasses
Body protection: Protective work clothing.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
Appearance:
Form: Solid in various forms
Odor: Like rotten eggs
Odor threshold: No data available.
pH: N/A
Melting point/Melting range: 300 °C (572 °F)
Boiling point/Boiling range: 707 °C (1305 °F)
Sublimation temperature / start: No data available
Flash point: N/A
Flammability (solid, gas): No data available.
Ignition temperature: No data available
Decomposition temperature: No data available
Autoignition: No data available.
Danger of explosion:
Product does not present an explosion hazard.
Explosion limits:
Lower: No data available
Upper: No data available
Vapor pressure: N/A
Density at 20 °C (68 °F): 3.43 g/cm3 (28.623 lbs/gal)
Relative density: No data available.
Vapor density: N/A
Evaporation rate: N/A
Solubility in Water (H2O): Insoluble
Partition coefficient (n-octanol/water): No data available.
Viscosity:
Dynamic: N/A
Kinematic: N/A
Other information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Thermal decomposition / conditions to be avoided:
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No dangerous reactions known
Conditions to avoid
No data available
Incompatible materials:
No data available
Hazardous decomposition products:
Arsenic oxides (As2Ox)
Toxic metal oxide fume
Sulfur oxides (SOx)
Hydrogen sulfide


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity:
Toxic if inhaled.
Toxic if swallowed.
LD/LC50 values that are relevant for classification:
Oral LD50 185 mg/kg (rat)
Dermal LD50 936 mg/kg (rat)
Skin irritation or corrosion:
May cause irritation
Eye irritation or corrosion:
May cause irritation
Sensitization:
No sensitizing effects known.
Germ cell mutagenicity:
No effects known.
Carcinogenicity:
EPA-A: human carcinogen: sufficient evidence from epidemiologic studies to support a causal association between exposure and cancer.
IARC-1: Carcinogenic to humans: sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity.
ACGIH A1: Confirmed human carcinogen: Agent is carcinogenic to humans based on epidemiologic studies of, or convincing clinical evidence in, exposed humans.
Carcinogen as defined by OSHA.
NTP-K: Known to be carcinogenic: sufficient evidence from human studies.
Reproductive toxicity: No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - repeated exposure: No effects known.
Specific target organ system toxicity - single exposure: No effects known.
Aspiration hazard: No effects known.
Other information (about experimental toxicology):
Tumorigenic effects have been observed on tests with laboratory animals.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
Acute arsenic poisoning from ingestion results in marked irritation of the stomach and intestines with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. In severe cases, the vomitus and stools are bloody and the patient goes into collapse and shock with weak, rapid pulse, cold sweats, coma and death.
Chronic arsenic poisoning may cause disturbances of the digestive system such as loss of appetite, cramps, nausea, constipation or diarrhea.
Subacute to chronic toxicity:
The Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) reports the following effects in laboratory animals:
Behavioral - muscle weakness.
Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration - dyspnea.
Lungs, Thorax, or Respiration - tumors.
Gastrointestinal - hypermotility, diarrhea
Tumorigenic - equivocal tumorigenic agent by RTECS criteria.
Tumorigenic - tumors at site of application.
Additional toxicological information:
To the best of our knowledge the acute and chronic toxicity of this substance is not fully known


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
Aquatic toxicity:
No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Ecotoxical effects:
Remark:
Very toxic for aquatic organisms
Additional ecological information:
Do not allow material to be released to the environment without official permits.
Do not allow product to reach groundwater, water courses, or sewage systems, even in small quantities.
Danger to drinking water if even extremely small quantities leak into the ground.
Also poisonous for fish and plankton in water bodies.
May cause long lasting harmful effects to aquatic life.
Avoid transfer into the environment.
Very toxic for aquatic organisms
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT: N/A
vPvB: N/A
Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Recommendation
Consult official regulations to ensure proper disposal.
Uncleaned packagings:
Recommendation:
Disposal must be made according to official regulations.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

UN-Number
DOT, IMDG, IATA
UN1557
UN proper shipping name
DOT
Arsenic compounds, solid, n.o.s.
IMDG, IATA
ARSENIC COMPOUND, SOLID, N.O.S.
Transport hazard class(es)
DOT
Class
6.1 Toxic substances.
Label
6.1
Class
6.1 (T5) Toxic substances
Label
6.1
IMDG, IATA
Class
6.1 Toxic substances.
Label
6.1
Packing group
DOT, IMDG, IATA
III
Environmental hazards:
Environmentally hazardous substance, solid
Special precautions for user
Warning: Toxic substances
Transport in bulk according to Annex II of MARPOL73/78 and the IBC Code
N/A
Transport/Additional information:
DOT
Marine Pollutant (DOT):
No
UN "Model Regulation":
UN1557, Arsenic compounds, solid, n.o.s., 6.1, III


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

Safety, health and environmental regulations/legislation specific for the substance or mixture
GHS GHS label elements, including precautionary statements
Hazard pictograms
GHS06
Signal word: Danger
Hazard statements
H301+H331 Toxic if swallowed or if inhaled.
Precautionary statements
P273 Avoid release to the environment.
P270 Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product.
P309 IF exposed or if you feel unwell:
P310 Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor/...
P302+P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of water/...
P501 Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
National regulations
All components of this product are listed in the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency Toxic Substances Control Act Chemical substance Inventory.
All components of this product are listed on the Canadian Domestic Substances List (DSL).
SARA Section 313 (specific toxic chemical listings)
1303-33-9 Arsenic(III) sulfide
California Proposition 65
Prop 65 - Chemicals known to cause cancer
1303-33-9 Arsenic(III) sulfide
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, female
Substance is not listed.
Prop 65 - Developmental toxicity, male
Substance is not listed.
Information about limitation of use:
For use only by technically qualified individuals.
This product contains arsenic and is subject to the reporting requirements of section 313 of the Emergency Planning and Community Right to Know Act of 1986 and
40CFR372.
Other regulations, limitations and prohibitive regulations
Refer to 29CFR1910.1018 for regulations concerning inorganic arsenic.
Substance of Very High Concern (SVHC) according to the REACH Regulations (EC) No. 1907/2006.
Substance is not listed.
The conditions of restrictions according to Article 67 and Annex XVII of the Regulation (EC) No 1907/2006 (REACH) for the manufacturing, placing on the market and use must be observed.
Substance is not listed.
Annex XIV of the REACH Regulations (requiring Authorisation for use)
Substance is not listed.
Chemical safety assessment:
A Chemical Safety Assessment has not been carried out.


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2021 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Arsenic(III) Sulfide

Arsenic(III) Sulfide (or Arsenic Trisulfide) is a crystalline solid used as a semiconductor and in photo optic applications. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Arsenic(III) Sulfide Synonyms

Arsenic(3+) trisulfide, arsenic sulphide, arsenic; sulfane, diarsenic trisulfide, arsenic(3+) trihydride trisulfide, arsenic trisulfide, Orpiment, CAS 12612-21-4, EC 235-720-6

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula As2S3
MDL Number MFCD00003435
EC No. 215-117-4
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 71586773
IUPAC Name arsenic(3+); trisulfide
SMILES [S-2].[S-2].[S-2].[As+3].[As+3]
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/2As.3S/q2*+3;3*-2
InchI Key CUGMJFZCCDSABL-UHFFFAOYSA-N

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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