Bromophenol blue

  • Albutest
  • Tetrabromophenolsulfophthalein
  • 3',3'',5',5''-Tetrabromophenolsulfoththalein
Formula
C19H10Br4O5S
Structure
Description
Tan to orange, light pink to purple or red crystals or powder, odorless.
Uses
Used as a acid base indicator.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
115-39-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
204-086-2
S 22 24/25
RTECS
SJ7453000
RTECS class
Mutagen
Merck
13,1429
Beilstein/Gmelin
61698
Beilstein Reference
5-19-03-00458
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C19H10Br4O5S
Formula mass
669.96
Melting point, °C
273
Density
1 g/cm3
Solubility in water
Slightly soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Keep containers tightly closed.
Insufficient information
Handling
Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation. Keep container tightly closed.
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
Clean up spills immediately, using the appropriate protective equipment. Sweep up or absorb material, then place into a suitable clean, dry, closed container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide ventilation.
Disposal code
3
Stability
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, strong reducing agents, strong acids, strong bases.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, oxides of sulfur, carbon dioxide, hydrogen bromide.

Fire.
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. Extinguishing media: Use alcohol foam, carbon dioxide, or water spray when fighting fires involving this material.
Health
0
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
4 (Substances and products that must be considered harmful)
Exposure effects
Allergic reactions have occured with similar compounds.
   Ingestion
May cause gastrointestinal irritation with nausea, vomiting and diarrhea. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Inhalation
May cause respiratory tract irritation. Low hazard for usual industrial handling.
   Skin
May cause skin irritation.
   Eyes
May cause 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.
   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. Wash clothing before reuse. Flush skin with plenty of soap and water.
   Eyes
Flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get medical aid.

Transport.
HS Code
2934 99 90