- Germanium tetrabromide
- Germanium(IV) bromide
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
0.91 (25 C)
3.13 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
35.51 erg/cm2 (30 C)
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place. Store under nitrogen. Incompatible Materials: Do not allow contact with water
Wear appropriate government approved respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other protective clothing. Faceshield (8-inch minimum).
Wear positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Absorb on sand or vermiculite and place in closed containers for disposal. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Strong oxidizing agents, Do not allow contact with water.
Hydrogen bromide gas.
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Unsuitable: Do not use water. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Non-combustible, substance itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Fire may produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases.
TOXIC; inhalation, ingestion, or skin contact with material may cause severe injury or death. Effects of contact or inhalation may be delayed.
Contact with molten substance may cause severe burns to skin and eyes. See Inhalation.
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
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.
Assure adequate flushing of the eyes by separating the eyelids with fingers.