Cacodylic acid


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a white, crystalline, deliquescent substance, (CH3)2AsO.OH, obtained by the oxidation of cacodyl, and having the properties of an exceedingly stable acid; - also called alkargen.

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Fifty milligrams of cortex and medulla were used to homogenize in a dissociation buffer containing 10 mmol/L cacodylic acid, 0.15 mmol/L NaCl, 1mmol/L Zn[Cl.sub.2], 20 mmol/L Ca[Cl.sub.2], 1.5mmol/L Na[N.sub.3], and 0.01% Triton X-100, pH 5.0 [22].
The published summary in the report he referenced states: "On the basis of its evaluation of the epidemiologic evidence reviewed in this and previous Veterans and Agent Orange (VAO) reports, the committee finds that there remains inadequate or insufficient evidence to determine whether an association exists between exposure to the chemicals of interest (2,4-D, 2,4,5-T or its contaminant TCDD, picloram, and cacodylic acid) and all other birth defects (among offspring)."
Similarly, cacodylic acid (dimethylarsinic acid--pentavalent) was not cytotoxic at levels < 400 [micro]M (data not shown).