1,5-Dibromopentane

  • Pentamethylene dibromide
  • Pentane-1,5-dibromide
Formula
Br(CH2)5Br
Structure
Description
Clear, yellow to brown liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
111-24-0
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
203-849-7
EC Class
irritant
R 36/38 40
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
SA0320000
RTECS class
Mutagen
Beilstein/Gmelin
1209245
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-00314
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C5H10Br2
Formula mass
229.95
Melting point, °C
-39
Boiling point, °C
224
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.14 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
8
Density
1.724 g/cm3 (0 C)
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Viscosity
3.04 cp (25 C)
Refractive index
1.5096 (15 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.14
Heat of vaporization
44.2

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep away from heat, sparks, and flame. Keep away from sources of ignition. Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances.
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use only in a well ventilated area. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Empty containers retain product residue, (liquid and/or vapor), and can be dangerous. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact with heat, sparks and flame. Avoid ingestion and inhalation. Wash clothing before reuse. Do not pressurize, cut, weld, braze, solder, drill, grind, or expose empty containers to heat, sparks or open flames.
Protection
Eyes: Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166. Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators
A respiratory protection program that meets OSHA's 29 CFR 1910.134 and ANSI Z88.2 requirements or European Standard EN 149 must be followed whenever workplace conditions warrant a respirator's use.
Small spills/leaks
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Remove all sources of ignition. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
2
Stability
Stable at room temperature in closed containers under normal storage and handling conditions.
Incompatibilities
Strong bases, strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, carbon dioxide, hydrogen bromide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
79
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use water spray to keep fire-exposed containers cool. Combustible Liquid. To extinguish fire, use water, dry chemical, chemical foam, or alcohol-resistant foam. Use water spray to cool fire-exposed containers.
Health
1
 
Flammability
2
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated. Causes gastrointestinal tract irritation.
   Inhalation
Causes respiratory tract irritation. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid immediately.
   Inhalation
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
   Skin
Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
36. Halogenated hydrocarbons
HS Code
2903 30 36