- Ruthenium triiodide
Black hexagonal crystals
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
53 22 36/37/39 45
Decomposition point, °C
5.27 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place. Store at 2-8 C
Wear appropriate government approved respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other protective clothing.
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.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Mineral acids, Strong reducing agents.
Hydrogen iodide When heated to decomposition toxic ruthenium oxide is liberated. Incompatible with hydrazine or iron pentacarbonyl
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.
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Toxic. May cause harm to the unborn child. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Target organ(s): Thyroid. Possible sensitizer.
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.