- Cadmium dibromide
Odorless white solid.
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Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.015 (400 C)
Vapor density (air=1)
Solubility in water
Heat of fusion
Hazards and Protection.
Tightly closed containers. Keep away from heat and water.
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.
NIOSH approved respirator; goggles or face shield; rubber gloves.
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
ELIMINATE all ignition sources. Do not touch damaged containers or spilled material unless wearing appropriate protective clothing. Stop leak if you can do it without risk. Absorb or cover with dry earth, sand or other non-combustible material and transfer to containers. DO NOT GET WATER INSIDE CONTAINERS.
A mixture of potassium and cadmium bromide produces a strong explosion on impact.
When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of cadmium and hydrogen bromide.
Water in flooding quantities as a fog, alcohol foam, carbon dioxide, dry chemicals. Contain runoff.
Contact with metals may evolve flammable hydrogen gas.
Toxic cadmium oxide fumes may form in fires.
NIOSH REL*: Ca See Appendix A [*Note: The REL applies to all Cd compounds (as Cd).] OSHA PEL*: [1910.1027] TWA 0.005 mg/m3 *Note: The PEL applies to all Cd compounds (as Cd).] IDLH Ca [9 mg/m3 (as Cd)]
O, G-A2, I-1, N-1, CP65
Fever may occur with chronic intoxication. CNS effects of acute exposures have included delayed parkinsonism. Smoking and industrial exposure to cadmium has resulted in increased placental levels of cadmium.
Ingestion - nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain and cramping, diarrhea, salivation, dry mouth, and substernal pain occur.
TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
Skin eruptions and pruritus may occur.
Pupils may be normal, miotic or mydriatic. Nystagmus is common.
Induce vomiting; allay GI irritation by giving milk or egg whites at frequent intervals; perform gastric lavage; seek medical attention.
Remove patient to fresh air; seek medical attention.
Remove and isolate contaminated clothing and shoes. Immediately flush with running water for at least 20 minutes. For minor skin contact, avoid spreading material on unaffected skin.
Flush with water for at least 15 min.
I; II; III
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