Agent Name

Cesium iodide

CAS Number

7789-17-5

Formula

Cs-I

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Cesium monoiodide; Caesium iodide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Deliquescent solid; [Merck Index] White hygroscopic solid; Odorless; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in prisms for infrared spectroscopy, x-ray fluorescent screens, and scintillation counters; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Cesium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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