Iodomethoxymethane

  • Iodomethyl methyl ether
  • (Iodomethyl) methyl ether
  • Methoxymethyl iodide
Formula
C2H5IO
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13057-19-7
10 23/24/25 34 40
16 26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
3286
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-03052

Properties.
Formula
C2H5IO
Formula mass
171.96
Melting point, °C
-81
Boiling point, °C
114
Vapor pressure, mmHg
16 (25 C)
Critical temperature
336
Critical pressure
47.01
Density
2.03 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
86 g/L (25 C)
Refractive index
1.546 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
0.97
Heat of vaporization
34.61 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Keep away from heat, sparks, and open flame. Store in a cool dry place. Handle and store under nitrogen. Store at 2 - 8 C.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multi-purpose combination (US) or type AXBEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Cover with dry lime or soda ash, pick up, keep in a closed container, and hold for waste disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Light sensitive. Readily hydrolyzed.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen iodide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
22
Fire fighting
For small (incipient) fires, use media such as alcohol foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. For large fires, apply water from as far as possible. Use very large quantities (flooding) of water applied as a mist or spray; solid streams of water may be ineffective. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
Flammable liquid.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions. Irritant. Lachrymator. Vapor may travel considerable distance to source of ignition and flash back.

Health.
Exposure effects
May be fatal if inhaled, swallowed, or absorbed through skin. Possible carcinogen. Symptoms of exposure may include burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
   Inhalation
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.
UN number
3286
Response guide
Hazard class
3
Packing Group
II