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Carbon tetrabromide

Synonyms & Trade Names
Carbon bromide, Methane tetrabromide, Tetrabromomethane
CAS No.
558-13-4
RTECS No.
FG4725000
DOT ID & Guide
2516 151
Formula
CBr4
Conversion
1 ppm = 13.57 mg/m3
IDLH
N.D.
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
TWA 0.1 ppm (1.4 mg/m3) ST 0.3 ppm (4 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL
none See Appendix G
Measurement Methods
None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless to yellow-brown crystals with a slight odor.
Molecular Weight
331.7
Boiling Point
374°F
Melting Point
194°F
Solubility
0.02%
Vapor Pressure
(205°F): 40 mmHg
Ionization Potential
10.31 eV
Specific Gravity
3.42
Flash Point
NA
Upper Exposive Limit
NA
Lower Explosive Limit
NA
Noncombustible Solid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers, hexacyclohexyldilead, lithium
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; lacrimation (discharge of tears); lung, liver, kidney injury; In Animals: corneal damage
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, kidneys
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin:No recommendation
Eyes:Prevent eye contact
Wash skin:Daily
Remove:No recommendation
Change:Daily
Provide:Eyewash
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye:Irrigate immediately
Skin:Soap wash promptly
Breathing:Respiratory support
Swallow:Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

Not available.

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also
INTRODUCTION   ICSC CARD: 0474
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