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Bromine pentafluoride

Synonyms & Trade Names
Bromine fluoride
CAS No.
7789-30-2
RTECS No.
EF9350000
DOT ID & Guide
1745 144
Formula
BrF5
Conversion
1 ppm = 7.15 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
none See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to pale-yellow, fuming liquid with a pungent odor. [Note: A colorless gas above 105°F. Shipped as a compressed gas.]
Molecular Weight
174.9
Boiling Point
105°F
Freezing Point
-77°F
Solubility
Reacts violently
Vapor Pressure
328 mmHg
Ionization Potential
?
Specific Gravity
2.48
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Noncombustible Liquid, but a very powerful oxidizer.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Acids, halogens, arsenic, selenium, sulfur, glass, organic materials, water [Note: Reacts with all elements except inert gases, nitrogen & oxygen.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; corneal necrosis; skin burns; cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), pulmonary edema; liver, kidney injury
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, kidneys
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:Prevent skin contact
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:When contaminated
Remove:When wet or contaminated
Change:No recommendation
Provide:Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Water flush immediately
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0974
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