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ETHYL IODIDE ICSC: 0479
Date of Peer Review: April 2004

Iodoethane
Ethane iodide
Monoiodoethane
CAS # 75-03-6 C2H5I / CH3CH2I
RTECS # KI4750000 Molecular mass: 155.97
UN #
EC #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Powder, water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION Above 61C explosive vapour/air mixtures may be formed.
Above 61C 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. Unconsciousness.
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.
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 take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Confusion. Dizziness. Drowsiness. Unconsciousness.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Remove all ignition sources. Collect leaking liquid in covered labelled containers. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent and remove to safe place. Personal protection: filter respirator for organic gases and vapours.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE

Fireproof. Separated from strong bases, strong oxidants.
IPCS
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Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 1999

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ETHYL IODIDE ICSC: 0479
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:
The substance decomposes on burning producing iodine and hydrogen iodide. Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidants.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established. MAK 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 in which a harmful concentration in the air is reached on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system, resulting in lowering of consciousness.

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

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


LEGAL NOTICE Neither the CEC nor the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information
IPCS, CEC 1999