Sodium arsenite

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Description

A grayish white poisonous powder. Sodium arsenite was used by taxidermists in arsenical soaps for cleaning and sterilizing hides. It was also used as an insecticide for termites.

Synonyms and Related Terms

sodium meta-arsenite; sodium metaarsenite

Other Properties

Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol.

Composition NaAsO2
CAS 7784-46-5
Density 1.87

Hazards and Safety

Extremely poisonous. Toxic by inhalation and ingestion.