Indium(III) bromide

  • Indium tribromide
  • Tribromoindium
Formula
Br3In
Structure
Description
Hygroscopic yellow-white monoclinic crystals

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13465-09-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-692-8
36/37/38
Beilstein/Gmelin
26162 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Br3In
Formula mass
354.53
Melting point, °C
436
Boiling point, °C
656
Vapor density (air=1)
>1
Density
4.77 g/cm3 (25 C)
Dielectric constant
5.73
Heat of fusion
34.3 kJ/mol
Heat of vaporization
90.0 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place. Handle and store under nitrogen.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles.
Respirators
Government approved 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
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Hydrogen bromide gas, Indium/indium oxides.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Extinguish using Carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder, or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.
Health
1
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Irritant. Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin. Target organ(s): Kidneys.
   Ingestion
May be harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Material is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful if inhaled.
   Skin
Causes skin irritation. May be harmful if absorbed through the skin.
   Eyes
Causes eye irritation.

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.