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Vinyl bromide

Synonyms & Trade Names
Bromoethene, Bromoethylene, Monobromoethylene
CAS No.
593-60-2
RTECS No.
KU8400000
DOT ID & Guide
1085 116P (inhibited)
Formula
CH2=CHBr
Conversion
1 ppm = 4.38 mg/m3
IDLH
Ca [N.D.]
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: Ca See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
: none
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 1009;
OSHA 8
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless gas or liquid (below 60°F) with a pleasant odor. [Note: Shipped as a liquefied compressed gas with 0.1% phenol added to prevent polymerization.]
MW:
107.0
BP:
60°F
FRZ:
-219°F
Sol:
Insoluble
VP:
1.4 atm
IP:
9.80 eV
Sp.Gr:
1.49 (Liquid at 60°F)
Fl.P:
NA (Gas)
UEL:
15%
LEL:
9%
RGasD:
3.79
Flammable Gas
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Strong oxidizers (e.g., perchlorates, peroxides, chlorates, permanganates & nitrates.] [Note: May polymerize in sunlight.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion (liquid), skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin; dizziness, confusion, incoordination, narcosis, nausea, vomiting; liquid: frostbite; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, central nervous system, liver
Cancer Site
[in animals: liver & lymph node tumors]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact (liquid)
Eyes: Prevent eye contact (liquid)
Wash skin: When contaminated (liquid)
Remove: When wet (flammable)
Change: No recommendation
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately (liquid)
Skin: Water flush immediately (liquid)
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately (liquid)
Respirator Recommendations

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0597
 
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