Bromoiodomethane

Formula
CH2BrI
Structure
Description
Clear, colorless liquid.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
557-68-6
37/38 41
26 36/39
Beilstein Reference
4-01-00-00095

Properties.
Formula
CH2BrI
Formula mass
220.84
Melting point, °C
-55
Boiling point, °C
139.5
Vapor pressure, mmHg
11 (25 C)
Critical temperature
396
Critical pressure
61.48
Density
2.926 g/cm3 (17 C)
Solubility in water
2.7 g/L (25 C)
Refractive index
1.6410 (20<sup>o</sup>C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
1.94
Heat of vaporization
35.46 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multi-purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator.
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 under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Bromine, Hydrogen bromide gas, Hydrogen iodide.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
33
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.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Prolonged exposure can cause soughing, chest pains, difficulty in breathing. Narcotic effect. Nausea, dizziness, and headache.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes severe eye 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.