Agent Name

Zinc iodide

CAS Number

10139-47-6

Formula

I2-Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Diiodozinc; Zinc diiodide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White odorless hygroscopic solid; Turns brown on contact with air or light; [Merck Index] White odorless crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a topical antiseptic and astringent; [Merck Index] Used as an analytical reagent; [Hawley]

Comments

Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Zinc."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

, 0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)

MAK

0.1 mg/m3(respirable fraction), 2 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction)-for Zn inorg. compds

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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