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ETHYL IODIDE
ICSC: 0479
Peer-Review Status: 22.04.2004 Validated
Iodoethane
Ethane iodide
Monoiodoethane 
CAS #: 75-03-6 RTECS #: KI4750000
EINECS #: 200-833-1
    Formula: C2H5I / CH3CH2I
Molecular mass: 155.97

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.  NO open flames, NO sparks and NO smoking.  Use water spray, powder, foam, carbon dioxide. 
EXPLOSION Above 61°C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.  Above 61°C use a closed system, ventilation and explosion-proof electrical equipment.  In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water. 
 
EXPOSURE      
Inhalation Confusion. Cough. Drowsiness. Dizziness. Shortness of breath. Sore throat. Unconciousness.  Use ventilation, local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Half-upright position. Artificial respiration may be needed. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves. Protective clothing.  Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain.  Wear safety goggles, face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Confusion. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking and spilled liquid in covered containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Fireproof. Separated from strong bases and strong oxidants. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS LIQUID WITH CHARACTERISTIC ODOUR. TURNS DARK ON EXPOSURE TO LIGHT. 

Physical dangers
The vapour is heavier than air. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on burning. This produces iodine and hydrogen iodide. Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidants. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (NOT-ESTABLISHED):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its vapour, through the skin and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
The substance is irritating to the eyes, skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system. This may result in lowering of consciousness. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 72°C
Melting point: -108°C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.936
Solubility in water, g/100ml at 20°C: 0.4
Vapour pressure, kPa at 18°C: 13.3
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.4 (calculated)
Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.8
Flash point: 61°C c.c.
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.0  
 

NOTES
Explosive limits are unknown in literature, although the substance is combustible and has a flash point < 61°C.
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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