Ruthenium(III) iodide

  • Ruthenium triiodide
Formula
I3Ru
Structure
Description
Black hexagonal crystals

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13896-65-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
237-664-8
61 36/37/38
53 22 36/37/39 45
Beilstein/Gmelin
100990 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
I3Ru
Formula mass
481.78
Decomposition point, °C
590
Density
5.27 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
InsolUble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place. Store at 2-8 C
Protection
Wear appropriate government approved respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other protective clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Mineral acids, Strong reducing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen iodide When heated to decomposition toxic ruthenium oxide is liberated. Incompatible with hydrazine or iron pentacarbonyl

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Noncombustible. Use extinguishing media appropriate to surrounding fire conditions. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
Toxic. May cause harm to the unborn child. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Target organ(s): Thyroid. Possible sensitizer.
   Inhalation
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.

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.

Transport.