- Cerous iodide
- Cerium triiodide
Hygroscopic, odorless yellow powder.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Store under dry inert gas. Protect from humidity and water. This product is hygroscopic. Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers. Protect from exposure to light.
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Cerium salts increase the blood coagulation rate. Exposure to cerium salts may increase sensitivity to heat, itching and skin lesions. Large doses to experimental animals have caused writhing, ataxia, labored respiration, sedation, hypotension and death by cardiovascular collapse. Prolonged exposure to iodides may cause skin rash, running nose, headache and irritation of the mucous membranes. In severe cases the skin may show pimples, boils, redness, black and blue spots, hives and blisters. Iodides are readily diffused across the placenta.
Seek medical treatment.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.