Agent Name

Ferrous bromide

CAS Number

7789-46-0

Formula

Br2-Fe

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Iron bromide (FeBr2); Iron dibromide; [ChemIDplus] Iron II bromide, anhydrous; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Light yellow to dark brown hygroscopic solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Yellow odorless granules; Hygroscopic and soluble in water; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a polymerization catalyst; [Merck Index]

Comments

Causes burns; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "Iron salts, soluble."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

1 mg/m3, as Fe

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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