Agent Name

Antimony tribromide

CAS Number

7789-61-9

Formula

Br3-Sb

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Antimonous bromide; Antimony bromide; Antimony bromide (SbBr3); Antimony(III) Bromide; Stibine, tribromo-; Tribromostibine; [ChemIDplus] UN1549

Category

Metalloid Compounds (Antimony)

Description

Yellow deliquescent solid; [Hawley] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reagent, mordant, and to make antimony salts; [Hawley]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Can cause pulmonary edema; [HSDB] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; [MSDSonline] See "Antimony" and linked occupational diseases.

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.5 mg/m3, as Sb

PEL (OSHA)

0.5 mg/m3, as Sb

IDLH (NIOSH)

50 mg/m3, as Sb

Explanatory Notes

VP = 1 mm Hg at 93.9 deg C; [HSDB] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Antimony compound, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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