Agent Name

Allyl iodide

CAS Number

556-56-9

Formula

C3-H5-I

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

3-Iodo-1-propene; 3-Iodopropene; 3-Iodopropylene; 1-Propene, 3-iodo-; Propene, 3-iodo-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Propenyl iodide; [CAMEO] UN1723

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Yellowish liquid with a pungent unpleasant odor; Darkened by light and air evolving iodine; [Merck Index] Clear dark red liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

Causes general anesthesia, cyanosis, and changes in the structure or function of salivary glands in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] Corrosive and flammable; [Merck Index] A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Highly toxic by ingestion; Readily absorbed through skin; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Allyl bromide." See "2,3-Dichloro-1-propene."

Exposure Assessment
Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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