- Bismuth tribromide
- Bismuth(III) bromide
Yellow, crystalline, deliquescent powder with a hydrogen bromide odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
278 (11 torr)
Solubility in water
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Keep in a tightly closed container, in a cool, dry location.
Implement engineering and work practice controls to reduce and maintain concentration of exposure at low levels. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating and smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.
Safety glasses, neoprene gloves and protective clothing.
Wear a NIOSH-approved dust-mist-fume cartridge respirator.
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing. Isolate the area where the spill occurred and insure proper ventilation is available. Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency unit (HEPA) and place in a container for proper disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Water, acids, oxidizing agents, sodium and potassium.
Fumes of bromine.
Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding materials and type of fire. Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
When strongly heated, bismuth bromide may emit highly toxic fumes of bromine.
SEVERE IRRITANT AND CORROSIVE. May cause abdominal pain, irritability, confusion, tremors, memory loss, slurred speech, anorexia, malaise, albuminuria, diarrhea, skin reactions, stomatitis, headache, fever, rheumatic pain, a black line on the gums in the mouth.
SEVERE IRRITANT AND CORROSIVE. May cause sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, irritation of the mucous membranes, depression, emaciation, altered respiratory rates, convulsions and in severe cases, psychosis and mental deterioration.
SEVERE IRRITANT AND CORROSIVE. May cause irritation, skin lesions, acne-form eruptions and measle-like eruptions.
SEVERE IRRITANT AND CORROSIVE. May cause permanent eye injuries.
Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water, DO NOT induce vomiting; seek medical attention immediately.
Remove victim to fresh air; keep warm and quiet; give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek medical attention immediately.
Remove contaminated clothing; brush material off skin; wash affected area with mild soap and water; seek medical attention immediately.
Flush eyes with lukewarm water, lifting upper and lower eyelids for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention immediately.