Agent Name

Bromine chloride

CAS Number

13863-41-7

Formula

Br-Cl

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

UN2901

Category

Oxidizers

Description

Dark liquid with harsh, penetrating odor; [CHEMINFO MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a disinfectant and for wastewater treatment; [Hawley]

Comments

Corrosive to eyes, skin, and respiratory tract; [CHEMINFO MSDS] Decomposes above 50 degrees F with release of chlorine gas; [Hawley] Contact with liquified gas may cause frostbite; [CAMEO] Causes lachrymation. Inhalation of high concentration may cause pneumonitis and pulmonary edema; [ICSC] See "Bromine."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

1750 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

See occupational exposure limits for Chlorine and Bromine.

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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