1,4-Diiodobutane

Formula
C4H8I2
Structure
Description
Clear slight brown liquid. Sharp odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
628-21-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
211-032-1
EC Class
irritant
R 36/38
RTECS
EJ9200000
RTECS class
Mutagen
Beilstein/Gmelin
1098276
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-00276
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C4H8I2
Formula mass
309.91
Melting point, °C
5.8
Boiling point, °C
247
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.04 (25 C)
Density
2.3659 g/cm3 (15 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.6155 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.45
Heat of vaporization
46.4 kJ/mol
Heat of combustion
-2687 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not store in direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Wash hands before eating. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid breathing dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get on skin or in eyes. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment.
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen iodide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
117
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. To extinguish fire use water spray, dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or chemical foam.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid if cough or other symptoms appear.
   Skin
Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Get medical aid if irritation develops or persists.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
2903 30 80