Agent Name

Lithium bromide

CAS Number

7550-35-8

Formula

Br-Li

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Lithium monobromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Highly deliquescent white solid; [Merck Index] White powder, crystals, or beads; Hygroscopic; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a humectant and sedative/hypnotic; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes flaccid paralysis with appropriate anesthesia, tetany, and arrhythmias in oral lethal-dose studies of mice; [RTECS] High doses may cause CNS depression and disturbed blood electrolyte balance; Chronic exposure may cause skin eruptions and adverse CNS effects; [Merck Index] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Lithium" and "Bromine."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.2 mg/m3, inhalable fraction, as Li

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

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