Nitrogen triiodide

Nitrogen triiodide is the inorganic compound with the formula NI3. It is an extremely sensitive contact explosive: small quantities explode with a loud, sharp snap when touched even lightly, releasing a purple cloud of iodine vapor; it can even be detonated by alpha radiation. NI3 has a complex structural chemistry that is difficult to study because of the instability of the derivatives. Wikipedia

Data from the Hazardous Materials Table

Source: 49 CFR §172 (2018/07)

(3) Hazard Class

(4) Identification number Help


(5) Packing Group Help


(6) Labels Help


(7) Special Provisions (§172.102) Help

(8) Packing Authorizations (§173.***) Help

(8A) Exceptions n/asee 49 CFR §173. n/a
(8B) Non-bulk n/asee 49 CFR §173. n/a
(8C) Bulk n/asee 49 CFR §173. n/a

(9) Quantity Limits Help

(9A) Passenger aircraft/rail n/a
(9B) Cargo aircraft only n/a

(10) Vessel stowage Help

(10A) Location
(10B) Other n/a

Segregation Chart for Load, Transport, Storage

In this table a statement is contained for each hazard class whether the loading, transport or storage with other hazard classes is allowed, is not permitted or is restricted. The table is based on U.S.-Code 49 CFR §177.848.