Iodine Monochloride is a black, crystalline solid or a reddish- brown liquid. It is used to make other chemicals, in laboratories, and as a disinfectant. * Iodine Monochloride is on the Hazardous Substance List because it is cited by DOT.
The Wijs solution, iodine monochloride dissolved in acetic acid, is used to determine the iodine value of a substance. It can also be used to prepare iodates, by reaction with a chlorate. Chlorine is released as a byproduct.