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Kekulé, skeletal formula of acetarsol
Preferred IUPAC name
Acetarsone[citation needed]
Systematic IUPAC name
(3-Acetamido-4-hydroxyphenyl)arsonic acid[1]
Other names
3-Acetamido-4-hydroxyphenylarsonic acid[citation needed]
97-44-9 N
ChEMBL ChEMBL1330792 N
ChemSpider 1908 YesY
EC Number 202-582-3
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KEGG D07110 YesY
MeSH Acetarsol
PubChem 1985
UNII 806529YU1N YesY
UN number 3465
Molar mass 275.0903 g mol−1
ATC code A07AX02
G01AB01, P01CD02, P51AD05
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Except where otherwise noted, 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. PMID 12035784. doi:10.1258/0956462991913943. 
  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. PMID 15352902. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2036.2004.02049.x.