Agent Name

Iodine pentoxide

CAS Number

12029-98-0

Formula

I2-O5

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Diiodine pentaoxide; Iodine oxide (I2O5); [ChemIDplus] Iodic anhydride; [Merck Index] Iodine (V) oxide; [MSDSonline] UN3085

Category

Other Inorganic Compounds

Description

Hygroscopic solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in gas analysis and to remove carbon monoxide from air; [Merck Index]

Comments

Strong oxidizing agent; [Merck Index] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] May cause fire in contact with combustible materials; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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