Aluminum iodide

  • Aluminum triiodide
Formula
AlI3
Structure
Description
White leaflets
Uses
Catalyst in organic reactions.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7784-23-8
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-054-8
EC Class
corrosive
S 26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
3260
Merck
12,358
Beilstein/Gmelin
2387 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
AlI3
Formula mass
407.69
Melting point, °C
191
Boiling point, °C
382
Vapor pressure, mmHg
10 (178 C)
Density
3.98 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Decomposition

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Corrosives area. Store protected from light and air.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only in a well ventilated area. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Do not ingest or inhale.
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 protective 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
Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal.
Disposal code
24
Stability
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Water.
Decomposition
Hydrogen iodide, aluminum oxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. Extinguishing media: Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire. DO NOT USE WATER!
Fire potential
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Hazards
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Combustion products
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
May cause irritation of the digestive tract and possible burns.
   Inhalation
May cause severe respiratory tract irritation and possible burns.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation and possible severe skin irritation especially if the skin is wet or moist.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation and possible burns.

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
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow victim to rub or keep eyes closed. Extensive irrigation is required (at least 30 minutes).

Transport.
UN number
3260
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
I; II; III
 
HS Code
2827 60 00