Gallium(III) bromide

  • Gallium tribromide
Formula
GaBr3
Structure
Description
white orthorhombic crystals

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13450-88-9
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-609-5
UN (DOT)
3260
Beilstein/Gmelin
2143 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Br3Ga
Formula mass
309.44
Melting point, °C
121.5
Boiling point, °C
278
Density
3.69 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Store in a cool, dry place. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep under a nitrogen blanket. Corrosives area.
Handling
Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Use only in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear appropriate protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles, protective gloves and clothing to prevent exposure.
Respirators
Follow the OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149. Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when necessary.
Small spills/leaks
Vacuum or sweep up material and place into a suitable disposal container.
Incompatibilities
Water, strong oxidizing agents, active metals.
Decomposition
Hydrogen bromide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear approved SCBA in full pressure-demand and full protective gear. Water Reactive. Use foam, dry chemical, or carbon dioxide. DO NOT USE WATER!

Health.
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Causes gastrointestinal tract burns. The toxicological properties of this substance have not been fully investigated.
   Inhalation
auses chemical burns to the respiratory tract.nhalation may be fatal as a result of spasm, inflammation, edema of the larynx and bronchi, chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema.
   Skin
Causes skin burns.
   Eyes
Causes eye burns.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Do NOT induce vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water. Get medical aid immediately.
   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 immediately. Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing and shoes.
   Eyes
Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower lids. Get medical aid immediately.

Transport.
UN number
3260
Response guide
Hazard class
8
Packing Group
I; II; III