A colorless crystalline solid used in semiconductor and photo optic applications. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec; ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Contact us for more information.
Arsenic has numerous applications as a doping agent in solid-state devices such as transistors. In addition, it is used as a corrosion inhibitor and as a pigment in paints and coatings. It is a common ingredient in the Bordeaux mix fungicide and in the production of PVC additives that give it added durability.
It is soluble in water, but only slightly. When mixed with sand, it forms a mortarlike material that holds bricks and stones together. It is also a key component in the process of tanning animal hides.
CALCIUM ARSENATE CAUSES POISONING WHEN CONSUMED BY PERSONS OR TOXIC SALTS ARE RELEASED FROM IT IN THE AIR OR WATER. It has weak oxidizing power but reacts with acids to produce toxic arsine gas. [NIOSH, 2022).
It is an extremely hazardous substance and exposure may cause eye, nose and lung irritation, as well as skin damage. Exposures to high concentrations can be fatal.