Agent Name

Sodium iodoacetate

CAS Number

305-53-3

Formula

C2-H3-I-O2.Na

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iodoacetate, sodium salt; Iodoacetic acid sodium salt; Sodium monoiodoacetate; Acetic acid, 2-iodo-, sodium salt (1:1); Acetic acid, iodo-, sodium salt; [ChemIDplus] UN2811

Category

Organic Acids, Metal Salts

Description

Light yellow hygroscopic powder; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Iodoacetic acid and its salts and derivatives. Iodoacetic acid reacts with cysteine (-SH) groups to form a carboxymethylated protein and is used as an enzyme inhibitor in biochemical research." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

An irritant that may cause serious eye injury; Toxic by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Iodoacetic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

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