Agent Name

Phosphorus pentabromide

CAS Number

7789-69-7

Formula

Br5-P

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Phosphorane, pentabromo-; UN2691; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Yellow crystals; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a chemical intermediate; [CAMEO]

Comments

Solid material is corrosive to skin and eyes; Reacts with water to form hydrogen bromide; [CAMEO] See "Hydrogen bromide."

Exposure Assessment
Dangerous When Wet

Yes - A material that, by contact with water, is liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable or toxic gas at a rate greater than 1 L per kilogram of the material, per hour; [ERG 2004]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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