Title: Barium Iodide
CAS Registry Number: 13718-50-8
Molecular Formula: BaI2
Molecular Weight: 391.14
Percent Composition: Ba 35.11%, I 64.89%
Literature References: Prepn: Gmelins, Barium (8th ed) 30, 238-239 (1932) and supplement, 394 (1960).
Properties: Dihydrate, colorless, odorless, transparent crystals or white granules; rapidly becomes reddish in the air due to liberation of iodine. Poisonous! d 5.15. Freely sol in water; the aq soln is neutral or slightly alkaline. Sol in alcohol, acetone. Keep well closed and protected from light.
Density: d 5.15
Use: In the manuf of other iodides.