International Chemical Safety Cards

VINYL BROMIDE ICSC: 0597
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Bromoethene
Bromoethylene
Monobromoethylene
C2H3Br
Molecular mass: 106.96
(cylinder)
(liquefied)
2 Flammable Gas placard ICSC #    0597
CAS #     593-60-2
RTECS # KU8400000
UN #        1085
EC #         602-024-00-2
April 03, 2002 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Flammable.
NO open flames, NO sparks, and NO smoking.
Water spray, foam, carbon dioxide.
EXPLOSION

In case of fire: keep cylinder cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
AVOID ALL CONTACT!

 •INHALATION Cough. Sore throat. Dizziness. Confusion.
Ventilation, local exhaust, or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
 •SKIN Redness. ON CONTACT WITH LIQUID: FROSTBITE.
Cold-insulating gloves.
ON FROSTBITE: rinse with plenty of water, do NOT remove clothes.
 •EYES Redness. Pain.
Safety goggles, or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Give plenty of water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Evacuate danger area! Ventilation. Remove all ignition sources. Chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
Fireproof. Cool. Keep in a well-ventilated room. Separated from oxidants. Store only if stabilized.

F+ symbol
T symbol
R: 45-12
S: 53-45
UN Hazard Class: 2.1
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 0597 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

VINYL BROMIDE ICSC: 0597
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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COMPRESSED LIQUEFIED GAS , WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.

PHYSICAL DANGERS:
The vapour is heavier than air .

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts violently with oxidants . The substance decomposes on burning producing toxic gases . The substance polymerizes under the influence of heat or light .

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: as TWA 0.5 ppm A2 (ACGIH 2001).
OSHA PEL: none
NIOSH REL: Ca See Appendix A
NIOSH IDLH: Ca N.D. See: IDLH INDEX


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation .

INHALATION RISK:
On loss of containment, a harmful concentration of this gas in the air will be reached very quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes . The substance may cause effects on the central nervous system . Rapid evaporation of the liquid may cause frostbite.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
This substance is probably carcinogenic to humans.
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 15.6C
Melting point: -139.5C
Relative density (water = 1): 1.49
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 20C: 119
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 3.7
Flash point: flammable gas
Auto-ignition temperature: 530C
Explosive limits, vol% in air: 9-15
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 1.57
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA

N O T E S
An added stabilizer or inhibitor can influence the toxicological properties of this substance, consult an expert. Turn leaking cylinder with the leak up to prevent escape of gas in liquid state.
NFPA Code: H2; F0; R1;

Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-20G2F-9
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 0597 VINYL BROMIDE
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.