Agent Name

Tetramethylammonium iodide

CAS Number

75-58-1

Formula

C4-H12-N.I

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonium, tetramethyl-, iodide; Artilacer; Banikol; TMAI; Yodurtan; Methanaminium, N,N,N-trimethyl-, iodide; [ChemIDplus] N,N,N-Trimethylmethanaminium iodide (1:1); [Merck Index]

Category

Quaternary Amines

Description

Light yellow solid; [Merck Index] White odorless powder; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used for emergency drinking water disinfection; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes tremor, convulsions, and dyspnea in intraperitoneal lethal-dose studies of mice (LD50 = 30 mg/kg); [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor, (iodides)

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