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CARBON TETRABROMIDE
ICSC: 0474
Peer-Review Status: 26.03.1999 Validated
Tetrabromomethane 
CAS #: 558-13-4 RTECS #: FG4725000
UN #: 2516
EINECS #: 209-189-6
    Formula: CBr4
Molecular mass: 331.6

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!   
Inhalation Cough. Drowsiness. Lethargy. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.  Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention. 
Skin Redness. Pain.  Protective gloves.  Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention . 
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.  Wear face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Dullness. Sore throat. See Inhalation.  Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention . 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations.  Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
Marine pollutant. 
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Pack Group: III 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-III.  Well closed. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with alkali metals. This generates explosion hazard. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV: 0.1 ppm as TWA; 0.3 ppm as STEL; (ACGIH 2004). 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20°C. 

Effects of short-term exposure
Lachrymation. The substance is corrosive to the eyes. The substance is irritating to the skin and respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the lungs, liver and kidneys. Exposure to high concentrations could cause unconsciousness. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
The substance may have effects on the liver. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Boiling point: 190°C
Melting point: 90°C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.42
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 96°C: 5.33
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 11.4  
 

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home.
Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding.
Card has been partly updated in October 2005.
See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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