Iodoacetic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Iodoacetic Acid Properties

Iodoacetic Acid

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Description

 

Iodoacetic acid is a derivative of acetic acid. It is a toxic compound, because, like many alkyl halides, it is an alkylating agent. It reacts with cysteine residues in proteins. It is often used to modify SH-groups to prevent the re-formation of disulfide bonds after the reduction of cystine residues to cysteine during protein sequencing.

Chemical Properties

Appearance White to Light Yellow Crystalline Powder
Boiling Point 208 °C
CAS Number 64-69-7
Class 8
EINECS Number 200-590-1
HS Code 29159080
IUPAC Name Iodoacetic Acid
InChI 1S/C2H3IO2/c3-1-2(4)5/h1H2,(H,4,5)
InChIKey JDNTWHVOXJZDSN-UHFFFAOYSA-N
Melting Point 81 °C
Molar Mass 185.95 g/mol
Molecular Formula C2H3IO2
NFPA 704 H-3,F-1,R-0,C-NA
PG 2
RTECS Number AI3500000
Solubility 600 g/l
Synonyms Acetic acid, 2-iodo-;Aceticacid, iodo-;2-Iodoacetic Acid;Iodoacetic Acid;MIA;Monoiodoacetic Acid;NSC 2125
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