Synonyms: NSC-2101; Roxarsona; Roxarsonum. 4-Hydroxy-3-nitrophenylarsonic acid.
Cyrillic synonym: Роксарсон.
Chemical formula: C6H6AsNO6 = 263.0.
CAS — 121-19-7.
Pharmacopoeias.In US for veterinary use only.
USP 31(Roxarsone). A pale yellow, crystalline powder. Slightly soluble in cold water; soluble in boiling water; freely soluble in dehydrated alcohol, in acetic acid, in acetone, in methyl alco hol, and in alkalis; insoluble in ether and in ethyl acetate; sparingly soluble in dilute mineral acids. It puffs up and deflagrates on heating.
Roxarsone has been used as a growth promotor in animal feeds.
Published May 08, 2019.