Cerium bromide

  • Cerous bromide
  • Cerium(III) bromide
Formula
CeBr3
Structure
Description
White hexagonal crystals, hygroscopic.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
14457-87-5
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
238-447-0
R: 36/37/38
S: 26 36
Merck
12,2039
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Br3Ce
Formula mass
379.83
Melting point, °C
732

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed.
Protection
Chemical resistant gloves, safety goggles.
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 dust mask type N95 (US) or type P1 (EN 143 respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Sweep up, place in a bag and hold for waste disposal. Avoid raising dust. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Stability
Stable at normal temperatures and pressures.
Incompatibilities
Acids, oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen bromide, cerium/cerium oxides.

Fire.
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.
Combustion products
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
2
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Irritant. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin.

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.
   Eyes
In case of contact, immediately flush eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes.

Transport.