Titanium(IV) bromide

  • Titanium tetrabromide
  • Tetrabromotitanium
Formula
TiBr4
Structure
Description
Hygroscopic orange solid. Acrid odor.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
7789-68-6
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
232-185-0
S: 20 26 36/37/39 45 60
UN (DOT)
3260
Merck
12,9617
New Zealand
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
Br4Ti
Formula mass
367.48
Melting point, °C
39
Boiling point, °C
230
Density
2.6 g/cm3 (20 C)

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
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
Oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Metal oxide fumes. Hydrogen bromide.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Combustion products
Hydrogen bromide and metal oxide fumes.
Health
3
 
Flammability
0
 
 
Reactivity
1
 

Health.
Exposure effects
Titanium and titanium compounds are considered physiologically inert. There are no reported cases in the literature where titanium as such has caused human intoxication. 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.
   Ingestion
Ingestion may cause damage to the mouth, throat and esophagus.
   Inhalation
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.
   Skin
May cause skin burns or irritation depending on the severity of the exposure.
   Eyes
Eye contact may result in permanent damage and complete vision loss.

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
8
Packing Group
II