Agent Name

Calcium bromide

CAS Number

7789-41-5

Formula

Br2-Ca

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Calcium bromatum; Calcium dibromide; Calciumbromid; Calcium bromide solution; [ChemIDplus] CABR; Great Lakes Bromicon; [IUCLID]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Deliquescent odorless solid; Turns yellow on extended exposure to air; [Merck Index] White hygroscopic solid; [ICSC] White crystalline solid; Odorless; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in the production of photographic dry plates, light-sensitive papers, mineral waters, ammonium bromide, and fire-extinguishing materials; Has also been used therapeutically for its sedative and anticonvulsant effects; [Merck Index] Used in the chemical and photographic industries; Used in hydraulic fluids, pharmaceuticals, and photo-chemicals; [IUCLID]

Comments

Causes somnolence and respiratory depression in oral lethal-dose studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May have CNS effects on ingestion; [ICSC] Causes eye and mild skin irritation; May cause severe irritation to wet skin; [IUCLID] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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