Agent Name

Mercurous bromide

CAS Number

10031-18-2

Formula

Br-Hg

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Mercury bromide (HgBr); Mercury monobromide; Mercury(I) bromide (1:1); [ChemIDplus] UN1634

Category

Mercury Compounds, Inorganic

Description

Colorless or white odorless solid; Darkened by light; [Hawley]

Comments

Highly toxic by ingestion; Also toxic by inhalation and dermal exposure; [Hawley] The estimated lethal oral dose of mercuric chloride is 1 to 2 grams for an adult; Chronic inhalation or skin absorption can also produce systemic toxicity; [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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Sensorimotor Neuropathy

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Nephrotoxin

Yes

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

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