Agent Name

Ethyl iodide

Alternative Name

Iodoethane

CAS Number

75-03-6

Formula

C2-H5-I

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethyljodid [Czech]; Hydriodic ether; Iodoethane; Jodethan [Czech]; Monoiodoethane; Ethane, iodo-; [ChemIDplus] Ethane iodide; [ICSC]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Highly refractive liquid with an ethereal odor; Colorless when fresh, turns red on exposure to light and air; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Has been used for the determination of cardiac output; [REPROTOX]

Comments

Causes lung changes and flaccid paralysis without anesthesia in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May have CNS effects (lowering of consciousness); Can be absorbed through skin; [ICSC] An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Ethyl chloride" and "Ethyl bromide,"

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

136 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 65,000 mg/m3/30min

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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