- Magnesium diiodide
Hygroscopic, odorless, white powder.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
3.89 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
1480 g/L (18 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Store under dry inert gas. Protect from humidity and water. Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Pick up mechanically.
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.
Product is not flammable.
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. Inhalation of magnesium compounds may cause metal fume fever. Metallic magnesium which perforates the skin may cause local lesions. Some magnesium salts have produced muscle weakness, cardiac arrhythmias, respiratory effects and changes in blood chemistry following ingestion
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.