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Short after 17.00 clock it came in the chemistry -building of the Technical University of Dresden on the mountain road 66 next to the Auditorium Center in an accident in the chemistry laboratory at the injured were about 70 people. As part of an internship program for new students in chemistry , an experiment was conducted in which a previously unknown entfleuchte poisonous gas. According to eyewitnesses, was arsine - a poisonous gas - escaped.
Arsine is the chemical compound with the formula AsH3. This flammable, pyrophoric, and highly toxic gas is one of the simplest compounds of arsenic. Despite its lethality, it finds applications in the semiconductor industry and for the synthesis of organoarsenic compounds.
Some 70 people may have inhaled the leaked chemical, and were being examined and rescued by doctors and health workers. The road to the chemistry building was temporarily blocked due to the rescue operation.
Some eye witnesses said the leaked chemical was arsine, which is highly toxic and can cause damage to the liver and kidney and pulmonary edema.
Police said about 30 ambulances and buses were on the site, ready for transporting some victims to hospitals in Dresden, the capital city of the Saxony State. No death was reported at the moment.
A pyrophoric substance (from Greek πυροφορος, purophoros, "fire-bearing") is a substance that will ignite spontaneously in air. Examples are iron sulfide and many reactive metals including uranium, when powdered or sliced thin. Pyrophoric materials are often water-reactive as well and will ignite when they contact water or humid air. They can be handled safely in atmospheres of argon or (with a few exceptions) nitrogen. Most pyrophoric fires should be extinguished with a Class D fire extinguisher for burning metals.