Agent Name

Mercuric iodate

CAS Number

7783-32-6

Formula

H-I-O3.1/2Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercury diiodate; [ChemIDplus] Mercury(II) iodate; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] UN2025

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

White powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Comments

May cause irritation; Highly toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Targets the nerves, kidney, and gastrointestinal tract; Prolonged or repeated exposure may cause organ injury; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Mercury, inorganic compounds and the linked occupational disease."

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Hg

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Hg

MAK

0.02 mg/m3, as Hg, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3, as Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Mercury compound, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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