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Arsine is a highly toxic colorless gas.

Key Indicators:


  • Laboratory glassware
  • Bunsen burner
  • Dry ice
  • Chemicals such aresenic trioxide, hydrochloric acid, sulfuric acid, zinc arsenide, and zinc powder (glittery bluish-white solid)


Arsine is a colorless gas, but the production method may generate a cloudy vapor. Arsine has a strong garlic odor or high onion odor at high concentrations but this m ay not serve as a useful warning property.

Arsine Lab Set Up

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Hi Todd,


There are some typos in the article, being

"arisine" in the title

"aresenic" trioxide in the key indicators


I would like to add that arsine can be measured with phospine Dräger tubes, based on cross sensitivity


Jetty Middelkoop

Dangerous Goods Advisor

Fire Dept. Amsterdam Amstelland

The Netherlands


Jetty - Thank you for your reply.  The information that was obtained is from and I have checked the spellings and they seen to be correct according the the gov.  .... On another note, HOW have you  been?  Your friend Todd McKee


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