Ferrous iodide

Agent Name
Ferrous iodide
CAS Number
7783-86-0
Formula
Fe-I2
Major Category
Metals
Ferrous iodide formula graphical representation
Synonyms
Iron diiodide; Iron iodide (FeI2); [ChemIDplus] Iron(II) iodide; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
Category
Metals, Inorganic Compounds
Description
Red-violet or black solid; Highly hygroscopic and soluble in water; [Merck Index] Red or violet hygroscopic beads; Soluble in water; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]
Sources/Uses
Used as a catalyst in organic reactions; [Merck Index]
Comments
A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; Targets the thyroid, liver, gastrointestinal tract, blood, and cardiovascular system; Possible reproductive toxicant and teratogen; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Iron salts, soluble."
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

TLV (ACGIH)
1 mg/m3, as Fe [0.01 ppm for inhalable fraction and vapor (iodides)]

Adverse Effects

Hepatotoxin
Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent

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