Agent Name

Zirconium iodide

CAS Number

13986-26-0

Formula

I4-Zr

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Zirconium iodide (ZrI4); Zirconium tetraiodide; [ChemIDplus] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Orange solid; Fumes in air; [Merck Index] Yellow or orange powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in the van Arkel-de Boer refining process; [Ullmann]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Zirconium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

5 mg/m3, as Zr (0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides))

STEL (ACGIH)

10 mg/m3, as Zr

PEL (OSHA)

5 mg/m3, as Zr

IDLH (NIOSH)

25 mg/m3, as Zr

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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