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7774-29-0 - Mercury(II) iodide, 99+% - Mercuric iodide - Mercury diiodide - A16130 - Alfa Aesar

A16130 Mercury(II) iodide, 99+%

CAS Number
7774-29-0
Synonyms
Mercuric iodide
Mercury diiodide

Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
100g 53.25
500g 198.79
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Mercury(II) iodide, 99+%

MDL
MFCD00011044
EINECS
231-873-8

Chemical Properties

Formula
HgI2
Formula Weight
454.40
Melting point
259°
Boiling Point
350° subl.
Density
6.28
Sensitivity
Light Sensitive
Solubility
Insoluble in water. Slightly soluble in alcohol, ether, acetone, chloroform, ethyl acetate, olive oil and castor oil.

Applications

Mercury(II) iodide is is used for preparation of Nessler's reagent, used for detection of presence of ammonia. It is a semiconductor material, used in some x-ray and gamma ray detection and imaging devices operating at room temperatures. In veterinary medicine, it is used in blister ointments in exostoses, bursal enlargement, etc.

Notes

Light sensitive. Store away from oxidizing agents.

Literature References

Philip J.Potts; Peter C.Webb; Olwen Williams-Thorpe; Richard Kilworth. Analysis of silicate rocks using field-portable X-ray fluorescence instrumentation incorporating a mercury(II) iodide detector: a preliminary assessment of analytical performance. Analyst. 1995, 120, (5),1273-1278

 

Ghodrat Mahmoudi; Ali Morsali. Mercury(II) iodide coordination polymers generated from polyimine ligands. Polyhedron. 2008, 27, (3),1070-1078

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H300-H310-H330-H373-H400-H410

Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure. Very toxic to aquatic life. Very toxic to aquatic life with long lasting effects.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P284-P301+P310-P304+P340-P320-P330-P361-P302+P350-P405-P501a

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Specific treatment is urgent (see label). Rinse mouth. Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. IF ON SKIN: Gently wash with plenty of soap and water. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

Other References

Merck
14,5879
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
II
Harmonized Tariff Code
2852.10
TSCA
Yes
RTECS
OW5250000

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