Lanthanum bromide

  • Lanthanum tribromide
Formula
Br3La
Structure
Description
White hexagonal crystals, hygroscopic

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
13536-79-3
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
236-896-7
Beilstein/Gmelin
2275 (G)
Canada DSL/NDSL
NDSL
US TSCA
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Br3La
Formula mass
378.62
Melting point, °C
789
Density
5.06 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
Soluble
Heat of fusion
54.2 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Wear appropriate government approved respirator, chemical-resistant gloves, safety goggles, other protective clothing.
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.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents, Strong acids.
Decomposition
Hydrogen bromide gas.

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.
Exposure effects
Irritant. Causes severe 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.
   Eyes
Assure adequate flushing of the eyes by separating the eyelids with fingers.

Transport.