Agent Name

Ferrous iodide

CAS Number

7783-86-0

Formula

Fe-I2

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iron diiodide; Iron iodide (FeI2); [ChemIDplus] Iron(II) iodide; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Red-violet or black solid; Highly hygroscopic and soluble in water; [Merck Index] Red or violet hygroscopic beads; Soluble in water; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst in organic reactions; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Targets the thyroid, liver, gastrointestinal tract, blood, and cardiovascular system; Possible reproductive toxicant and teratogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Iron salts, soluble."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Fe [0.01 ppm for inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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