Bismuth triiodide

  • Triiodobismuth
Formula
BiI3
Structure
Description
Red deliquescent crystals. Slight halide odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7787-64-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-127-4
Merck
12,1308
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
BiI3
Formula mass
589.69
Melting point, °C
408
Density
5.78 g/cm3

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
Protection
Splash goggles. Lab coat. Dust respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Small spills/leaks
Use appropriate tools to put the spilled solid in a convenient waste disposal container. Finish cleaning by spreading water on the contaminated surface and dispose of according to local and regional authority requirements.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Highly reactive with moisture. Reactive with acids.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using media most appropriate for surrounding fire.
Fire potential
Non-flammable
Combustion products
When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of hydrogen iodide.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Hazardous in case of skin contact (irritant), of eye contact (irritant), of ingestion, of inhalation. May cause diarrhea, malaise, albuminuria.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or waistband.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention.
   Eyes
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Get medical attention.

Transport.