1,1,2-Tribromoethane

Formula
C2H3Br3
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
78-74-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
201-138-6
22 36/37/38
23 26 36/37/39
UN (DOT)
3334
EPA OPP
III
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C2H3Br3
Formula mass
266.76
Melting point, °C
-29.3
Boiling point, °C
188.93
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.97 (25 C)
Density
2.621 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
0.35 g/L (25 C)
Refractive index
1.5933 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.83
Heat of vaporization
40.41 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures
Incompatibilities
Bases, Alkali metals, Incompatible with aluminum, magnesium, and their alloys.
Decomposition
Hydrogen bromide gas, Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
67
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Fire potential
Noncombustible.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
May cause dizziness, drowsiness and eventual unconsciousness. It has a narcotic action and acts as a depressant on the central nervous system. As a cns depressant it may cause coma with loss of reflexes. Repeated exposure can cause: Symptoms of exposure may include burning sensation, coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea, and vomiting.
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed. Causes irritation.
   Inhalation
May be harmful if inhaled. Causes irritation.
   Skin
Causes irritation. Harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.
UN number
3334
Response guide
Hazard class
9