National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
http://ntp.niehs.nih.gov/go/ts-11200-f

Testing Status of Arsenic trioxide - 11200-F

 

CASRN: 1327-53-3

Formula: As2-O3

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Arsenic Oxide

Known Uses

Preserving hides. Textile mordant. Chemical intermediate for arsenical insecticides, herbicides, fungicides. Wood preserver. Decolorizing and refining glassware. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Organ Systems Toxicity

  • Neurotoxicology Assessment (Gavage)  (NTA94025)  Completed 
    • Citation: Animal Neurobehavioral Test Battery in NTP Assessment In: Advances in Neurobehavioral Toxicology: Applications in Environmental & Occupational Health (Barry L. Johnson, ED.), Lewis Publishers, Inc. pp. 403-418 (1990).
    • Male Rats: F344/N
NTP is located at the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, part of the National Institutes of Health.