The saturated hydrides of tervalent arsenic, having the general formula AsnHn+2
. Individual members having an unbranched arsenic chain are named arsane, diarsane, triarsane, etc. The name of a saturated hydride of arsenic where one or more arsenic atoms have bonding number 5 is formed by prefixing locants and λ5 symbols to the name of the corresponding arsane, e.g. H2AsAsHAsH2
1λ5,2λ5,3λ5-triarsane. Hydrocarbyl derivatives of AsH3
belong to the class arsines.
PAC, 1995, 67, 1307. 'Glossary of class names of organic compounds and reactivity intermediates based on structure (IUPAC Recommendations 1995)' on page 1319 (https://doi.org/10.1351/pac199567081307)