Agent Name

Iodoacetic acid

CAS Number

64-69-7

Formula

C2-H3-I-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetic acid, iodo-; IA; Iodoacetate; Kyselina jodoctova [Czech]; MIA; Monoiodine acetate; Monoiodoacetate; Monoiodoacetic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN3261

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless or white solid; [Merck Index] Pale yellow crystalline flakes; Soluble in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as intermediate and in biological research; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [HSDB] May cause severe burns; [CAMEO] Corrosive to skin; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Causes severe burns; [eChemPortal: ESIS] A corrosive substance that can cause severe injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 94,000 mg/m3/30min

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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