Agent Name

Methylene iodide

CAS Number

75-11-6

Formula

C-H2-I2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Diiodomethane; Dijodmethan [Czech]; MI-Gee; Methylene diiodide; Methylenjodid [Czech]; Methane, diiodo; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Highly refractive liquid; Darkens on contact with light, air, and moisture; mp = 6 deg C; [Merck Index] Yellow liquid; [Hawley] Pale light yellow liquid; mp 5-6 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make X-ray contrast media; [Merck Index] Used in organic synthesis; [Hawley] Used to determine refractive indices of minerals and to separate minerals based on density; [Ullmann]

Comments

May cause irritation and narcotic effects; [Hawley] Inhalation or skin absorption of high concentrations may cause CNS depression; May cause mild irritation; Repeated exposure may cause liver and kidney injury and CNS disorders; [CHEMINFO] A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.2 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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