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PENTABROMOPHENOL ICSC: 1564
Date of Peer Review: October 2004

2,3,4,5,6-Pentabromophenol
Pentabromofenol
Phenol, pentabromo-
CAS # 608-71-9 C6Br5OH
RTECS # SM6125000 Molecular mass: 488.6
UN #
EC Index #
TYPES OF HAZARD / EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

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


EXPOSURE See NOTES.
STRICT HYGIENE!

Inhalation
Local exhaust or breathing protection.
Fresh air, rest.
Skin
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
Eyes Redness.
Safety goggles.
First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then take to a doctor.
Ingestion
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work. Wash hands before eating.
Rinse mouth. Induce vomiting (ONLY IN CONSCIOUS PERSONS!). Refer for medical attention.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL PACKAGING & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into containers. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.
EU Classification
UN Classification

EMERGENCY RESPONSE STORAGE


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Programme on
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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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PENTABROMOPHENOL ICSC: 1564
IMPORTANT DATA
PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
BEIGE TO BROWN POWDER

CHEMICAL DANGERS:
Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidants. The substance decomposes on heating producing hydrogen bromide.

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

INHALATION RISK:
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed.

PHYSICAL PROPERTIES
Sublimation
Melting point: 230C
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25C: 0.00005
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6
ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
The substance is very toxic to aquatic organisms. Bioaccumulation of this chemical may occur in seafood.
NOTES
Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken.
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