Pale-yellow liquid with a pungent odor similar to camphor or iodoform. A solid below 0 deg c.
Separating minerals by specific gravity, solvent for fats, oils, and waxes, solvent in microscopy.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
EC Index Number
Very toxic; Irritant; Dangerous for the Environment
R 26 36 52/53
S 24 27 45 61
Tumorigen; Mutagen; Primary Irritant
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Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.05 (25 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
26 ppm at 20 C (calculated)
2.9656 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
47.1 g/s2 (30 C)
1.63263 (20 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from incompatible substances. Keep away from metals.
Wash thoroughly after handling. Use with adequate ventilation. Avoid contact with eyes, skin, and clothing. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
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 gloves to prevent skin exposure. Clothing: Wear appropriate protective clothing to minimize contact with skin.
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Absorb spill with inert material, (e.g., dry sand or earth), then place into a chemical waste container. Avoid runoff into storm sewers and ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Provide ventilation.
Stable under normal shipping and handling conditions.
Strong oxidizers, strong bases, and metals such as aluminum, magnesium, and zinc in the presence of steam. Will attack some forms of plastics, rubber,and coatings.
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, hydrogen bromide, bromine fumes, carbonyl bromide.
Upper exp. limit, %
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. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution. Extinguishing media: Substance is noncombustible; use agent most appropriate to extinguish surrounding fire.
May burn but does not ignite readily.
Containers may explode when heated.
When heated, it emits highly toxic fumes of carbonyl bromide.
OSHA PEL: TWA 1 ppm (14 mg/m3) NIOSH REL: See Appendix D NIOSH IDLH: 8 ppm
Causes gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. May cause liver and kidney damage.
Causes respiratory tract irritation. May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause lung damage. May cause headache, loss of appetite, nausea, fatigue, abdominal pain, darkened urine and jaundice..
May be absorbed through damaged or abraded skin in harmful amounts. Exposure may cause irritation and possible burns. Causes symptoms similar to those of inhalation.
Contact with eyes may cause severe irritation, and possible eye burns.
Induce vomiting. 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.
Get medical aid immediately. Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
Get medical aid immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid immediately.
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