Agent Name

Ammonium iodide

CAS Number

12027-06-4

Formula

H4-I-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonium jodatum; Ammonium-iodid; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

White odorless solid; Very hygroscopic; Turns yellow to brown upon exposure to light and air; [Merck Index] White odorless granules; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in photographic chemicals and as an expectorant; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, nose, and throat irritant; Emergency treatment: "Iodides"; After ingestion of iodides, hypersensitivity reactions, e.g., angioedema and urticaria, may occur; Chronic ingestion may cause various skin diseases, goiter, hypothyroidism, and congenital thyroid effects; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)

Explanatory Notes

VP = 1 mm Hg at 210.9 deg C; [HSDB]

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