Agent Name

Phosphorus oxybromide

CAS Number

7789-59-5

Formula

Br3-O-P

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phosphoryl bromide; Phosphoryl tribromide; Tribromophosphorus oxide; [ChemIDplus] Phosphorus (V) oxybromide; [MSDSonline] UN1939; UN2576 (molten)

Category

Halogens, Inorganic Compounds

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley] Light brown solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as chemical intermediate; [Hawley]

Comments

Highly reactive with organic materials; A strong skin and tissue irritant; [Hawley] May cause fire on contact with organic substances; Corrosive to tissue; [CAMEO] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] Reacts violently with water; A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline]

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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