Agent Name

Aluminum iodide

CAS Number

7784-23-8

Formula

Al-I3

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid (pure); Commercial grade yellowish- to blackish-brown solid; Fumes in moist air; [Merck Index] Soluble in alcohol, ether, and carbon disulfide; Reacts with water violently; [Hawley] White or yellowish-brown powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as catalyst in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

Reacts violently with water; [Hawley] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Reacts violently with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.01 ppm, inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)

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

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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