Iodoacetic Acid Properties, Molecular Formula, Applications - WorldOfChemicals

Iodoacetic Acid Properties

Iodoacetic Acid

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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)
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 uses cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. By using this site, you agree to our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. X