Agent Name

Thionyl bromide

CAS Number

507-16-4

Formula

Br2-O-S

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Thionyl dibromide; [ChemIDplus] UN3264

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Orange-yellow liquid; [Merck Index] Red-brown fuming liquid with an acrid irritating odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Hydrolyzed by water; A severe skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; [Merck Index] Reacts violently with water; Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and pulmonary edema; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Thionyl fluoride" and "Thionyl chloride."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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