Gold(I) iodide

  • Aurous iodide
Formula
AuI
Structure
Description
Yellow powder with a metallic odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10294-31-2
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-656-3
R: 36/37/38
S: 26 37/39
Merck
12,4530
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8912
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
AuI
Formula mass
323.87
Melting point, °C
120 (decomposes)
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area. Sensitive to light. Store in light-resistant containers.
Protection
Safety glasses. 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
Oxidizing agents, metals, acids, alkalis.

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

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Prolonged or repeated ingestion of iodides may cause iodism. Iodism is characterized by salivation unpleasant metallic taste, burning sensation in the mouth and throat, soreness in the teeth and gums, skin leisons or other skin erruptions, enlarged or tender salivary glands, coryza, sneezing, rhinorrhea, productive cough, diarrhea, gastric irritation, depression, conjunctivitis, headache, fever, laryngitis, bronchitis, stomatitis, and various skin rashes. It may also cause hypothyroidism and goiter. Ingestion of iodides by pregant women should be avoided. Iodides readily diffuse across the placenta. Neonatal deaths from respiratory distress secondary to goiter and fetal complications such as cretinism have been reported.
   Ingestion
Ingestion of iodides may cause vomiting, and abdominal pain, but do not result in caustic effects on the gastrointestinal tract. Other symptoms may include metallic taste, parotitis, and an increase in salivary and bronchial secretions. Ingestion of iodides may also cause hypersensitivity reactions which may presnt as antioedema, arthraltia, eosinophilia, lymphadenitis, or urticaria.
   Inhalation
May cause irritation.
   Skin
May cause irritation.
   Eyes
May cause irritation.

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
Wash with soap and water. Cover the irritated skin with an emollient. Get medical attention if irritation develops.
   Eyes
Check for and remove any contact lenses. In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes. Cold water may be used. WARM water MUST be used. Get medical attention if irritation occurs.

Transport.