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A16130 Mercury(II) iodide, 99+%

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

Stock No. Size Price ($) Quantity Availability
A16130-22 100g 57.10
A16130-36 500g 211.00
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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
Storage & Sensitivity
Light Sensitive. Ambient temperatures.
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

Fatal if swallowed. Fatal in contact with skin. Fatal if inhaled. May cause damage to organs through prolonged or repeated exposure.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P262-P264b-P270-P271-P280-P284-P301+P310-P302+P350-P304+P340-P310-P312-P314-P330-P361-P363-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Wash face, hands and any exposed skin thoroughly after handling Do not eat, drink or smoke when using this product. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection. Wear respiratory protection. IF SWALLOWED: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. IF ON SKIN: Gently wash with plenty of soap and water. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. Call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician if you feel unwell. Get medical advice/attention if you feel unwell. Rinse mouth. Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

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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