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Kekulé, skeletal formula of acetarsol
CAS number 97-44-9 N
PubChem 1985
ChemSpider 1908 YesY
UNII 806529YU1N YesY
EC number 202-582-3
UN number 3465
KEGG D07110 YesY
MeSH Acetarsol
ATC code A07AX02,G01AB01, P01CD02, P51AD05
Jmol-3D images Image 1
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Molecular formula C
Molar mass 275.0903 g mol-1
GHS pictograms The skull-and-crossbones pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS) The environment pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
GHS signal word Danger
GHS hazard statements H301, H331, H410
GHS precautionary statements P261, P273, P301+310, P311, P501
EU classification Toxic T Dangerous for the Environment (Nature) N
R-phrases R23/25, R50/53
S-phrases S20/21, S28, S45, S60, S61
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Infobox references

Acetarsol is an anti-infective.[2]

It was first discovered in 1921 at Pasteur Institute by Ernest Fourneau, and sold under the brand name Stovarsol (fourneau is the French word for stove).[3][4]

It has been given in suppositories.[5]


  1. ^ "acetarsol - PubChem Public Chemical Database". The PubChem Project. USA: National Center for Biotechnology Information. 
  2. ^ Chen MY, Smith NA, Fox EF, Bingham JS, Barlow D (April 1999). "Acetarsol pessaries in the treatment of metronidazole resistant Trichomonas vaginalis". Int J STD AIDS 10 (4): 277–80. doi:10.1258/0956462991913943. PMID 12035784. 
  3. ^ Éric Fouassier, Ces poisons qui guérissent, oct. 1996, p. 5.
  4. ^ Traité de chimie organique, sous la direction de Victor Grignard, Paul Baud, vol. 22, Masson, 1959, p. 1127-1130.
  5. ^ Gionchetti P, Rizzello F, Morselli C, Campieri M (October 2004). "Review article: problematic proctitis and distal colitis". Aliment. Pharmacol. Ther. 20 Suppl 4: 93–6. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2004.02049.x. PMID 15352902.