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CARBON TETRABROMIDE ICSC: 0474
Date of Peer Review: March 1999

Tetrabromomethane
CAS # 558-13-4 CBr4
RTECS # FG4725000 Molecular mass: 331.6
UN # 2516
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible. Gives off irritating or toxic fumes (or gases) in a fire.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE
PREVENT DISPERSION OF DUST! STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation Cough. Drowsiness. Dullness. Laboured breathing. Shortness of breath. Sore throat.
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest. Refer for medical attention.
Skin Redness. Pain.
Protective gloves.
Remove contaminated clothes. Rinse skin with plenty of water or shower. Refer for medical attention.
Eyes Redness. Pain. Blurred vision. Severe deep burns.
Face shield or eye protection in combination with breathing protection.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion Abdominal pain. Diarrhoea. Dullness. Sore throat. (See Inhalation).
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting. Carefully collect remainder, then remove to safe place. Personal protection: P2 filter respirator for harmful particles.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs. Marine pollutant.
EU Classification
UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1
UN Pack Group: III
EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE
Transport Emergency Card: TEC (R)-61GT2-III
Well closed.
IPCS
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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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CARBON TETRABROMIDE ICSC: 0474
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
COLOURLESS CRYSTALS

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
The substance decomposes on heating producing toxic and corrosive fumes. Reacts with alkali metals causing explosion hazard.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV: 0.1 ppm as TWA, 0.3 ppm as STEL; (ACGIH 2004).
ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful contamination of the air will be reached rather slowly on evaporation of this substance at 20C.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:
Tear drawing. The substance is corrosive to the eyes and irritates the skin and the respiratory tract. The substance may cause effects on the lungs, liver and kidneys. Exposure to high concentrations may result in unconsciousness.

EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the liver.
PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Boiling point: 190C
Melting point: 90C
Relative density (water = 1): 3.42
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, kPa at 96C: 5.33
Relative vapour density (air = 1): 11.4
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA

NOTES
Do NOT take working clothes home. Do NOT use in the vicinity of a fire or a hot surface, or during welding. Card has been partly updated in October 2005. See sections Occupational Exposure Limits, Emergency Response.
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