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Hydriodic acid is used to convert primary alcohol into alkyl iodide. It is used in organic and inorganic synthesis as one of the primary sources of iodine as well as a reducing agent. It is also used to cleave the ethers to get alkyl iodides and alcohols.
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Hazard Statements: H314-H318-H335
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage. Causes serious eye damage. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P260u-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.