- Bromine fluoride
A colorless to yellow, fuming liquid with a pungent odor.
Solvent for fluorides.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor density (air=1)
2.81 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Separate from acids, alkalies, halogens, slats, metal oxides store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated location. Keep cylinders restrained.
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Complete protective clothing; safety glasses; face shield.
Self-contained breathing apparatus.
Do not use water on material itself. Keep material out of water sources and sewers. Use water spray to knock-down vapors. Neutralize spilled material with crushed limestone, soda ash, or lime.
Reacts violently on contact with water to evolve oxygen Reacts dangerously with nitric acid, sulfuric acid, chlorine, iodine, ammonium chloride, potassium iodide, boron powder, selenium, tellurium, aluminum powder, bismuth, cobalt powder, iron powder, arsenic, nickel powder, chromium trioxide, charcoal, red phosphorus, sulfur dioxide, magnesium oxide.
Do not use water on material itself. Use dry chemical or carbon dioxide. Cool all affected containers with flooding quantities of water. If large quantities of combustibles are involved, use water in flooding quantities as spray and fog. Use water spray to knock-down vapors.
Not flammable but may cause fire on contact with combustibles. May cause fire in contact with organic materials such as wood, cotton, or straw. Not combustible, but if involved in a fire decomposes to product hydrogen fluoride and hydrogen bromide.
Forms very toxic and irritating fumes.
Forms very toxic and irritating fumes in fire.
Abnormally low blood pressure may occur after ingestion with corrosive injury and hemorrhage from the gastrointestinal tract. Headache and dizziness have been reported.
Following ingestion mucosal burns, esophagitis, and gastroenteritis have occurred.
Inhalation may cause severe irritation of the respiratory tract, cough, delayed pulmonary edema, bronchospasm, chemical pneumonitis, ards, glottal spasm, and glottal edema. Bromine is reported to be a more potent respiratory irritant than chlorine.
Dermatitis may occur following inhalation exposure.
Tearing, epistaxis, photophobia, blepharospasm, and brown discoloration of mucous membranes and the tongue may be noted.
Following ingestion and/or prior to gastric evacuation, immediately dilute with 4 to 8 ounces (120 to 240 ml) of milk or water (not to exceed 15 ml/kg in a child).
Move victim to fresh air. Apply artificial respiration if victim is not breathing. Do not use mouth-to-mouth method if victim ingested or inhaled the substance; induce artificial respiration with the aid of a pocket mask equipped with a one-way valve or other proper respiratory medical device. Administer oxygen if breathing is difficult.
Wash with large amounts of water for at least 15 min., then rinse with sodium bicarbonate or lime solution.
Irrigate with copious amounts of water for at least 15 min.
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