- Silicon tetrabromide
Colorless, fuming liquid with an acrid odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
R: 14 36/37/38
S: 7/8 26
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
Vapor pressure, mmHg
4.2 (25 C)
2.812 g/cm3 (25 C)
Solubility in water
1.5685 (13 C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
Heat of vaporization
Hazards and Protection.
Store under dry inert gas. Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves/full face protection. Safety glasses or goggles.
Absorb with liquid-binding material (sand, diatomite, acid binders, universal binders, sawdust). Ensure adequate ventilation. Do not flush with water or aqueous cleansing agents.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Reacts violently with water. Produces hydrogen bromide.
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. DO NOT use water. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Reacts violently with water.
Ingestion may cause damage to the mouth, throat and esophagus.
Inhalation may result in respiratory effects such as inflammation, edema, and chemical pneumonitis. May cause coughing, wheezing, laryngitis, shortness of breath, headache, nausea and vomiting.
May cause skin burns or irritation depending on the severity of the exposure.
Eye contact may result in permanent damage and complete vision loss.
Seek medical treatment.
Supply fresh air. If required, provide artificial respiration. Keep patient warm. Seek immediate medical advice.
Immediately wash with water and soap and rinse thoroughly. Seek immediate medical advice.
Rinse opened eye for several minutes under running water. Then consult a doctor.