Benzyl iodide

  • (Iodomethyl)benzene
  • a-Iodotoluene
  • Benzene, (Iodomethyl)
Formula
C7H7I
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
620-05-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
210-623-1
UN (DOT)
2653
Beilstein/Gmelin
605865
Beilstein Reference
4-05-00-00842
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-1255
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C7H7I
Formula mass
218.04
Melting point, °C
24 - 25
Boiling point, °C
218
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.19 (25 C)
Density
1.7429 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Refractive index
1.6330 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.15
Heat of vaporization
43.6 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective gloves, clothing and goggles.
Respirators
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Small spills/leaks
Keep sparks, flames, and other sources of ignition away. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Build dikes to contain flow as necessary. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Stability
No data.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
97
Fire fighting
Use water in flooding quantities as fog. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Apply water from as far a distance as possible. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. Keep run-off water out of sewers and water sources.
Fire potential
May burn but does not ignite readily.
Hazards
Substance will react with water (some violently) releasing flammable, toxic or corrosive gases and runoff. When heated, vapors may form explosive mixtures with air: indoors, outdoors, and sewers explosion hazards. Most vapors are heavier than air. They will spread along ground and collect in low or confined areas (sewers, basements, tanks). Vapors may travel to source of ignition and flash back. Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas. Containers may explode when heated or if contaminated with water.
Combustion products
Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.

Health.
Poison_Class
1
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
See Inhalation.
   Inhalation
TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion or contact (skin, eyes) with vapors, dusts or substance may cause severe injury, burns, or death.
   Skin
See Inhalation.
   Eyes
See Inhalation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical assistance.
   Inhalation
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
   Skin
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin.
   Eyes
Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes.

Transport.
UN number
2653
Response guide
Hazard class
6.1
Packing Group
II
 
Std. Transport #
4921733