1,4-Diiodobenzene is used in Suzuki reaction. It is used as a precursor in the preparation of martinellic acid and 1,4-bis(p-R-phenylethynyl)benzenes. Further, it is employed in the preparation of 1,4-diiodo-2,5-didodecylbenzene , which is a starting reagent for the synthesis of oligo(1,4-phenylene ethynylene). It is also used in human and animal nutrition products including antiseptics and disinfectants. In addition to this, it used in polarizing films for liquid crystal display chemicals.
Soluble in ether and ethanol. Insoluble in water.
Light sensitive. Incompatible with oxidizing agents.
|128° to 132°C|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
TSCA : TSCA