Agent Name

Acetyl iodide

CAS Number

507-02-8

Formula

C2-H3-I-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

UN1898

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless, fuming liquid with a pungent odor that turns brown on contact with air; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [NJ-HSFS]

Comments

Reacts with moisture to form hydrogen iodide (hydroiodic acid); Vapors are irritating; Liquid is corrosive to skin; Inhalation can cause pulmonary edema; CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Dangerous When Wet

Yes - A material that, by contact with water, is liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable or toxic gas at a rate greater than 1 L per kilogram of the material, per hour; [ERG 2004]

Vapor Pressure

32.4 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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