- Titanium tetrabromide
Hygroscopic orange solid. Acrid odor.
Registry Numbers and Inventories.
S: 20 26 36/37/39 45 60
Melting point, °C
Boiling point, °C
2.6 g/cm3 (20 C)
Hazards and Protection.
Keep container tightly sealed. Store in cool, dry conditions in well sealed containers.
Protective work clothing. Chemical protective gloves. Safety glasses or goggles.
Use neutralizing agent. Ensure adequate ventilation.
Decomposition will not occur if used and stored according to specifications.
Metal oxide fumes. Hydrogen bromide.
Product is not flammable. Use fire fighting measures that suit the surrounding fire. Wear self-contained respirator. Wear fully protective impervious suit.
Hydrogen bromide and metal oxide fumes.
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 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.