Toxic Gases & Vapors
Monoiodic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN3085
Colorless solid; [Hawley] Colorless or light yellow powder; [MSDSonline] Forms rhombohedral crystals--decompose at 110 deg C; [Ullmann]
Used as an astringent and disinfectant; [Merck Index] Used in analytical chemistry and in medicine (as 1-3% solution); [Hawley]
Reacts vigorously with organic matter; Oxidizes iodide to iodine, sulfite to sulfate, and hydrogen sulfide to sulfur; [Ullmann] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] May cause fire on contact with combustible materials; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]
The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Oxidizing solid, corrosive, n.o.s."
Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: