Agent Name

Zinc bromide

CAS Number

7699-45-8

Formula

Br2-Zn

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Zinc dibromide; [ChemIDplus] UN3077

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White hygroscopic solid; [Hawley] White odorless crystalline solid;

Sources/Uses

Used to make silver bromide emulsions ( photography), rayon, batteries, and viewing windows for nuclear reactions; Also used as an absorbent in humidity control, to increase the density of drilling muds, and as an activating agent in the production of activated carbon; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, nose, and throat irritant; [HSDB]; [CAMEO] Corrosive to skin and eyes; [eChemPortal: ERMA] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Bromine." See "Zinc."

Exposure Assessment
MAK

0.1 mg/m3(respirable fraction), 2 mg/m3 (inhalable fraction) for Zn inorg. cmpnds

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Environmentally hazardous substances, solid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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