Gold(III) bromide

  • Auric bromide
  • Gold bromide
Formula
AuBr3
Structure
Description
Brown granules.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
10294-28-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
233-654-2
S: 26 36/37/39 45
UN (DOT)
3260
Merck
12,4539
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-8913
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
AuBr3
Formula mass
436.68
Melting point, °C
160

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
This product is hygroscopic. Protect from humidity and water. Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers. Store under lock and key and with access restricted to technical experts or their assistants only.
Protection
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Small spills/leaks
Use neutralizing agent. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Stability
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Incompatibilities
Acids, water/moisture. Gold can form explosive compounds with ammonia, ammonium hydroxide + aqua regia, and hydrogen peroxide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish with carbon dioxide, extinguishing powder or water spray. Fight larger fires with water spray or alcohol resistant foam. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Combustion products
Hydrogen bromide.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
0
 

Health.
Poison_Class
3
Exposure effects
Gold compounds may cause irritation to the eyes and respiratory tract. Aplastic anemia may result from damage to the blood forming organs. Gold has caused tumors and reproductive effects in laboratory animals via implant, intraperitoneal and subcutaneous routes. Inorganic bromides may produce depression, emaciation and in severe cases, psychosis and mental deterioration. Bromoderma, a bromide rash, often occurs when bromide inhalation or administration is prolonged. This rash is usually found on the face and resembles acne and furunculosis.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical treatment.
   Inhalation
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Skin
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
   Eyes
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.

Transport.
UN number
3260
Response guide
Hazard class
*
Packing Group
III