- Ferric bromide
Hygroscopic, odorless, dark red to black crystalline solid.
Catalyst for organic reactions, particularly in bromination of aromatic compds.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
Melting point, °C
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly closed. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area.
Rubber gloves. Safety glasses. Protective gear suitable to prevent contamination.
NIOSH-approved dust, mist and vapor cartridge respirator.
Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in Section VIII. Isolate spill area and provide ventilation. Vacuum up spill using a high efficiency particulate absolute (HEPA) air filter and place in a closed container for proper disposal. Take care not to raise dust.
Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
Mixtures with sodium or potassium explode violently upon impact.
Non-flammable. Use suitable extinguishing media for surrounding material and type of fire. Use normal procedures which include wearing NIOSH/ MSHA approved self-contained breathing apparatus, flame and chemical resistant clothing; hats, boots and gloves. If without risk, remove material from fire area. Cool container with water from maximum distance.
When heated to decomposition, iron bromide may emit toxic fumes of bromine.
OSHA PEL 1 mg/m3 (as Fe.)
Iron compounds have varying toxicity. Some iron compounds are suspected carcinogens. In general, ferrous compounds are more toxic than ferric compounds. Acute exposure to excessive levels of ferrous compounds can cause liver and kidney damage, altered respiratory rates and convulsions. The inorganic bromides produce depression, emaciation, and, in severe cases, psychosis and mental deterioration. Bromide rashes (bromoderma), especially of the face, and resembling acne and furunculosis, often occur when bromide inhalation or administration is prolonged.
May cause abdominal pain, irritability, confusion, tremors, memory loss, slurred speech, anorexia and diarrhea. Large doses may cause damage to the liver and depress the central nervous system.
May cause sneezing, coughing, difficulty breathing, irritation of the mucous membranes, depression, emaciation, altered respiratory rates, convulsions, acute iron poisoning and in severe cases, psychosis and mental deterioration. Large amounts of iron may cause iron pneumoconiosis. Chronic exposure to bromine is similar to the therapeutic ingestion of excessive bromides. Prolonged inhalation may cause pulmonary edema, pulmonary fibrosis, chronic iron poisoning, pathological deposition of iron in the body tissue, bronchitis and skin eruptions.
May cause irritation, skin lesions, acne-form eruptions and measle-like eruptions.
May cause irritation.
Give 1-2 glasses of milk or water, induce vomiting, seek medical attention. Never give anything by mouth or induce vomiting in an unconscious person.
Remove victim to fresh air, keep warm and quiet. Give oxygen if breathing is difficult and seek medical attention.
Remove contaminated clothing, flood skin with large amounts of water. If irritation persists seek medical attention.
Immediately flush eyes, including under eyelids, with large amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Call a physician.