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As an analytical reagent for the preparation of Nessler's Reagent. It is also used as an oxidizing agent for the synthesis of quinoxaline. Polycrystalline films of mercury (II) iodide, also play an important role in X-ray imaging.
. Shinde, D. B.; Kotharkar, S. A. Mercuric Iodide (HgI2) as an Oxidizing Agent for the Synthesis of Quinoxaline.
. Schieber, M.; Zuck, A.; Gilboa, H.; Zentai, G. Reviewing Polycrystalline Mercuric Iodide X-Ray Detectors. Nuclear Science, IEEE Transac. 2006, 53,(4), 2385 - 2391.
Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H330-H373
Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.
Precautionary Statements: P301+P310a-P304+P340-P320-P330-P405-P501a
IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER/doctor IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.