Agent Name

Indium tribromide

CAS Number

13465-09-3

Formula

Br3-In

Major Category

Metals

Synonyms

Indium bromide (InBr3); [ChemIDplus] Indium (III) bromide; [MSDSonline] UN3260

Category

Metals, Inorganic Compounds

Description

White solid; [Merck Index] Yellowish odorless crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as regio-, chemo-, and stereoselective Lewis acid catalyst in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; Inhalation may cause chemical pneumonitis; [MSDSonline] See "Bromine." See "Indium."

Exposure Assessment
TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 mg/m3, as In

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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