Agent Name

Iodine monobromide

CAS Number

7789-33-5

Formula

Br-I

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Iodine bromide; Iodine bromide (IBr); [ChemIDplus] UN3260

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Brownish-black solid; Soluble in water; [Merck Index] Black or violet crystalline solid with a pungent odor; Decomposes in water; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [Hawley] Used for analysis of phenols; [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Vapors corrosive to mucous membranes and eyes; [Merck Index] 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 "Iodine."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, inorganic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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