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Product No NRE-52091
CAS No. 7440-38-2
Formula As
Purity 99.99%
Size 12-14 mm (can be customized)
Color Grey
Molecular Weight 74.92 g/mol
Density 5.727 g/cm3
Melting Point 817 °C
Boiling Point 614 °C
Appearance Silvery Grey


Arsenic, a naturally occurring element, has various applications despite its toxicity. Historically, it has been used in pesticides, wood preservatives, and certain alloys. However, due to its highly toxic nature, its applications have become increasingly regulated. Here are some of its past and present applications:

Pesticides: Arsenic-based pesticides were once widely used in agriculture to control pests in crops. However, many countries have phased out or banned the use of arsenic-based pesticides due to health and environmental concerns.

Wood Preservatives: Arsenic compounds such as chromated copper arsenate (CCA) were used to preserve wood, particularly in outdoor settings like decks, fences, and playground equipment. Like pesticides, the use of CCA-treated wood has declined due to health and environmental risks.

Semiconductor Manufacturing: Arsenic is used in the production of certain semiconductors, particularly gallium arsenide (GaAs), which is used in electronic devices like solar cells, LEDs, and microwave integrated circuits.

Medicine: Historically, arsenic compounds were used in traditional medicine to treat various ailments, including syphilis and certain types of cancer. However, due to its toxicity, its medical use is extremely limited and mostly avoided today.

Alloys: Arsenic is sometimes used as an alloying agent in metals such as lead to improve their strength and corrosion resistance. However, its use in this context is minimal compared to other alloying elements.

Gallium Arsenide (GaAs) Electronics: Gallium arsenide is used in the production of electronic devices, particularly in high-frequency applications like microwave circuits and mobile phones. However, its usage is declining due to the rise of silicon-based technologies.

Dyes and Pigments: Arsenic compounds have historically been used in the production of certain dyes and pigments, although this application has largely been phased out due to toxicity concerns.