Agent Name

Iodine pentafluoride

CAS Number

7783-66-6

Formula

F5-I

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Pentafluoroiodine; Iodine fluoride; UN2495; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Colorless fuming liquid (Melting Point = 48 degrees F); [CAMEO]

Comments

React with water to form iodine and hydrofluoric acid. May ignite on contact with organic materials; Corrosive to metals and tissue; [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]

TLV (ACGIH)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

PEL (OSHA)

2.5 mg/m3, as F

MAK

1 mg/m3, as F, inhalable fraction

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mice) = 760 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

For occupational exposure limitis, see "Fluorides" and "Hydrogen fluoride."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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