Cupric Arsenite
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Title: Cupric Arsenite
CAS Registry Number: 10290-12-7
CAS Name: Arsonic acid copper(2+) salt (1:1)
Additional Names: arsenious acid copper(2+) salt (1:1); Scheele's green
Literature References: Compound of variable composition. Usually considered to be CuHAsO3; mol wt 187.46. Also reported as Cu(AsO2)2: Bhadraver, Bull. Chem. Soc. Jpn. 35, 1770 (1962). Prepd by reaction of a cupric salt with an alkaline or ammoniacal arsenite: R. N. Kust in Kirk-Othmer Encyclopedia of Chemical Technology vol. 7 (Interscience, New York, 3rd ed., 1979) p 102. See also: Colour Index vol. 4 (3rd ed., 1971) p 4667.
Properties: Yellowish-green powder. Poisonous! Practically insol in water, alcohol. Sol in acids, ammonia.
Use: As pigment, wood preservative, insecticide, fungicide, rodenticide.

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