Agent Name

Mercuric bromide

CAS Number

7789-47-1

Formula

Br2-Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercuric dibromide; Mercury bromide (HgBr2); Mercury dibromide; Mercury(II) bromide (1:2); [ChemIDplus]

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Light-sensitive, white solid; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Used in medicines, reagents, intermediates, and catalysts; [HSDB]

Comments

A strong skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Toxic after ingestion, inhalation, or skin absorption; [HSDB] See "Bromine." See "Mercury, inorganic compounds" and the linked occupational disease.

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.02 mg/m3, as Hg

PEL (OSHA)

0.1 mg/m3, as Hg

MAK

0.02 mg/m3, as Hg, inhalable fraction

IDLH (NIOSH)

10 mg/m3, as Hg

Explanatory Notes

OSHA ceiling = 0.1 mg/m3; Exposure values are for "Mercury, inorganic compounds, as Hg."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Nephrotoxin

Yes

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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