Agent Name

Ammonium bromide

CAS Number

12124-97-9

Formula

Br-H4-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Ammonii bromidum; Ammonium bromatum; Hydrobromic acid monoammoniate; Nervine; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Ammonium Compounds

Description

White odorless solid; Slightly hygroscopic; Yellows slowly in air; [Merck Index] Colorless granules; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in process engraving and lithography, fireproofing wood, textile finishing, manufacturing photographic emulsions, and metal treatment, Also used as a corrosion inhibitor and as a catalyst in the production of diphenylamine; [HSDB] Used as a sedative; [Merck Index]

Comments

Emergency treatment: "Bromides"; Acute bromide poisoning after ingestion is rare. Symptoms include CNS depression and coma; Symptoms of chronic "bromism" are irritability, headache, confusion, lethargy, and slurred speech; [HSDB] Symptoms of poisoning after ingestion may include weakness, nervousness, anorexia, confusion, hallucinations, drowsiness, irritability, ataxia, vertigo, and skin rash. [CAMEO] Slightly irritating to skin and eyes; [CHRIS] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Bromine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

VP = 1 mm Hg at 198.3 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

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