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
Soluble in water. Slightly soluble in ethanol.
Hazards and Safety
Extremely poisonous. Toxic by inhalation and ingestion.