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SODIUM BROMATE ICSC: 0196
Date of Peer Review: March 1995

CAS # 7789-38-0 NaBrO3
RTECS # EF8750000 Molecular mass: 150.9
UN # 1494
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible but enhances combustion of other substances. Many reactions may cause fire or explosion. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.
NO contact with combustibles.
Water in large amounts.
EXPLOSION Risk of fire and explosion on contact with combustible substances, organic or other easily oxidizable materials.

In case of fire: keep drums, etc., cool by spraying with water.
EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST!

Inhalation Cough. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness.
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness. Pain.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection if powder.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Nausea. Vomiting. Oliguria.
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give a slurry of activated charcoal in water to drink. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Do NOT wash away into sewer. Sweep spilled substance into sealable containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Do NOT absorb in saw-dust or other combustible absorbents. Personal protection: P3 filter respirator for toxic particles.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 5.1
UN Pack Group: II
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-51GO2-I+II+III
Separated from combustible and reducing substances.
IPCS
International
Programme on
Chemical Safety
Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety and the Commission of the European Communities IPCS, CEC 2005

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SODIUM BROMATE ICSC: 0196
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS.

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating or on burning producing toxic and corrosive fumes. The substance is a strong oxidant and reacts violently with combustible and reducing materials, fuels and metal powder, grease, sulphur containing compounds causing fire and explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
Evaporation at 20C is negligible; a nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can, however, be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
The substance is irritating to the eyes, the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the kidneys, gastrointestinal tract and central nervous system when ingested.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Melting point (decomposes): 381C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.34
Solubility in water: good
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Will turn shock-sensitive if contaminated with organic substances. Rinse contaminated clothes (fire hazard) with plenty of water. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See section Emergency Response.
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