Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Bromine
Numbers: S79926, S79926-1, S799261, S799263, S799264, B385 250, B385
50, B385-250, B385-50, B385250, B38550, S79926MF
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Symbols: T+ C N
Risk Phrases: 26 35 50
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: dark red-brown. Danger! Strong oxidizer.
Contact with other material may cause a fire. Corrosive. Causes eye and skin
burns. May cause severe respiratory tract irritation with possible burns. May
cause severe digestive tract irritation with possible burns. Lachrymator
(substance which increases the flow of tears). May cause central nervous system
effects. May cause cardiac disturbances. May cause liver and kidney damage.
Target Organs: Kidneys, central nervous system, liver,
Eye: Causes eye burns. Lachrymator
(substance which increases the flow of tears). May cause permanent corneal
opacification. May cause chemical conjunctivitis and corneal damage.
Skin: Contact with liquid is corrosive and causes severe
burns and ulceration. May cause skin rash (in milder cases), and cold and clammy
skin with cyanosis or pale color.
Ingestion: May cause
severe and permanent damage to the digestive tract. Causes gastrointestinal
tract burns. May cause liver and kidney damage. May cause perforation of the
digestive tract. May cause cardiac disturbances. May cause central nervous
system effects. May cause systemic effects. May cause nausea, vomiting, and
diarrhea, possibly with blood.
Inhalation: Irritation may
lead to chemical pneumonitis and pulmonary edema. May cause liver and kidney
damage. Causes severe irritation of upper respiratory tract with coughing,
burns, breathing difficulty, and possible coma. Causes chemical burns to the
respiratory tract. May cause central nervous system effects including vertigo,
anxiety, depression, muscle incoordination, and emotional instability. May cause
cardiac abnormalities. May cause systemic effects. May cause acute pulmonary
edema, asphyxia, chemical pneumonitis, and upper airway obstruction caused by
Chronic: May cause liver and kidney damage. Effects
may be delayed.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Get medical aid immediately. Do NOT allow
victim to rub or keep eyes closed. Extensive irrigation with water is required
(at least 30 minutes).
Skin: Get medical aid immediately.
Immediately flush skin with plenty of soap and water for at least 15 minutes
while removing contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse.
Destroy contaminated shoes.
Ingestion: Do NOT induce
vomiting. If victim is conscious and alert, give 2-4 cupfuls of milk or water.
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Get medical aid
Inhalation: Get medical aid immediately.
Remove from exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Do NOT use mouth-to-mouth
resuscitation. If breathing has ceased apply artificial respiration using oxygen
and a suitable mechanical device such as a bag and a mask.
Physician: Treat symptomatically and supportively.
Section 5 - Fire
Information: As in any fire, wear a self-contained breathing apparatus
in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective
gear. Strong oxidizer. Contact with combustible materials may cause a fire.
During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal
decomposition or combustion. Use water with caution and in flooding amounts.
Containers may explode in the heat of a fire. Will react with water to form
toxic and corrosive fumes. Vapors may be heavier than air. They can spread along
the ground and collect in low or confined areas. Non-combustible, substance
itself does not burn but may decompose upon heating to produce irritating,
corrosive and/or toxic fumes.
Extinguishing Media: Do NOT
get water inside containers. For small fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide,
or water spray. For large fires, use dry chemical, carbon dioxide,
alcohol-resistant foam, or water spray. Contact professional fire-fighters
immediately. Cool containers with flooding quantities of water until well after
fire is out.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Avoid runoff into storm sewers and
ditches which lead to waterways. Clean up spills immediately, observing
precautions in the Protective Equipment section. Use water spray to disperse the
gas/vapor. Remove all sources of ignition. Absorb spill with an alkaline
material such as soda ash or lime. Carefully scoop up and place into appropriate
disposal container. Provide ventilation. Do not get water inside containers.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Use only
in a well-ventilated area. Do not breathe dust, vapor, mist, or gas. Do not get
in eyes, on skin, or on clothing. Keep container tightly closed. Avoid contact
with clothing and other combustible materials. Avoid ingestion and inhalation.
Discard contaminated shoes.
Storage: Keep away from heat,
sparks, and flame. Do not store near combustible materials. Do not store in
direct sunlight. Store in a tightly closed container. Keep from contact with
oxidizing materials. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area away from
incompatible substances. Corrosives area. Keep away from reducing agents. Loosen
closure cautiously before opening.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Facilities storing or utilizing this material should be
equipped with an eyewash facility and a safety shower. Use adequate ventilation
to keep airborne concentrations low.
||0.1 ppm TWA; 0.2 ppm STEL
||0.1 ppm TWA; 0.7 mg/m3 TWA 3 ppm IDLH
||0.1 ppm TWA; 0.7 mg/m3
OSHA Vacated PELs: Bromine:
0.1 ppm TWA; 0.7 mg/m3 TWA; 0.3 ppm STEL; 2 mg/m3 STEL
Eyes: Wear appropriate
protective eyeglasses or chemical safety goggles as described by OSHA's eye and
face protection regulations in 29 CFR 1910.133 or European Standard EN166.
Skin: Wear appropriate protective gloves to prevent skin
Clothing: Wear a chemical apron. Wear appropriate
protective clothing to prevent skin exposure.
Respirators: Follow the
OSHA respirator regulations found in 29CFR 1910.134 or European Standard EN 149.
Always use a NIOSH or European Standard EN 149 approved respirator when
Section 9 - Physical
and Chemical Properties
Appearance: dark red-brown
Odor: Pungent odor.
pH: Not available.
Vapor Pressure: 175 mm Hg @ 20
Vapor Density: 7.1 (air=1)
Evaporation Rate:Not available.
Viscosity: 0.99cP @ 19.5C
Boiling Point: 59 deg C
Freezing/Melting Point:Not available.
Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
(estimated) Health: 4; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 1
Upper: Not available.
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Conditions to Avoid: Incompatible materials,
ignition sources, dust generation, contact with water, combustible materials,
organic materials, reducing agents.
Incompatibilities with Other
Materials: Not available.
Hazardous Decomposition Products:
Irritating and toxic fumes and gases, hydrogen bromide.
Polymerization: Has not been reported.
Section 11 -
CAS# 7726-95-6: EF9100000
Inhalation, mouse: LC50 = 750 ppm/9M;
Inhalation, rat: LC50 =
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 3100 mg/kg;
Oral, rabbit: LD50 = 4160
Oral, rat: LD50 = 2600 mg/kg;
CAS# 7726-95-6: Not listed by ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH,
NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No data available.
Teratogenicity: No data available.
No data available.
Neurotoxicity: No data available.
Mutagenicity: No data available.
Other Studies: No data
Section 12 -
No information available.
Section 13 - Disposal
Chemical waste generators
must determine whether a discarded chemical is classified as a hazardous waste.
US EPA guidelines for the classification determination are listed in 40 CFR
Parts 261.3. Additionally, waste generators must consult state and local
hazardous waste regulations to ensure complete and accurate classification.
RCRA P-Series: None listed.
RCRA U-Series: None listed.
Section 14 -
||BROMINE SOLUTIONS POISON INHALATION HAZARD ZONE A
Section 15 -
CAS# 7726-95-6 is listed on the TSCA
Health & Safety Reporting List
None of the
chemicals are on the Health & Safety Reporting List.
None of the chemicals in this product are under a Chemical Test
None of the chemicals are listed under TSCA
TSCA Significant New Use Rule
None of the chemicals
in this material have a SNUR under TSCA.
None of the chemicals in this material have an RQ.
CAS# 7726-95-6: TPQ = 500 pounds; RQ = 500 pounds (does not
meet toxic ity criteria but because o f high production volume and recognized
tox icity is considered a chemical of concern)
This material contains Bromine (CAS#
7726-95-6, 100%),which is subject to the reporting requirements of Section 313
of SARA Title III and 40 CFR Part 373.
Clean Air Act:
material does not contain any hazardous air pollutants. This material does not
contain any Class 1 Ozone depletors. This material does not contain any Class 2
Clean Water Act:
None of the chemicals in this
product are listed as Hazardous Substances under the CWA. None of the chemicals
in this product are listed as Priority Pollutants under the CWA. None of the
chemicals in this product are listed as Toxic Pollutants under the CWA.
CAS# 7726-95-6 is considered highly hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7726-95-6 can be found on the following state right to
know lists: California, New Jersey, Florida, Pennsylvania, Minnesota,
California No Significant Risk Level: None of the chemicals
in this product are listed. European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
T+ C N
26 Very toxic by inhalation.
R 35 Causes severe burns.
R 50 Very toxic
to aquatic organisms.
S 26 In case of contact
with eyes, rinse immediately
with plenty of water and seek medical advice.
S 45 In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek
immediately (show the label where
S 7/9 Keep container
tightly closed and in a
S 61 Avoid release to the
environment. Refer to
special instructions/Safety data sheets.
WGK (Water Danger/Protection)
CAS# 7726-95-6: 3
CAS# 7726-95-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS#
7726-95-6 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS
classification of C, D1A, E.
CAS# 7726-95-6 is listed on Canada's Ingredient
CAS# 7726-95-6: OEL-ARAB Republic
of Egypt:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3)
OEL-AUSTRALIA:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3);STEL
0.3 pp (2 mg/m3) OEL-AUSTR
IA:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3) OEL-BELGIUM:TWA 0.1 ppm
0.3 ppm (2 mg/m3) OEL-DENMARK:TWA 0.1 ppm (07 mg/m3)
L 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3);Skin OEL-FRANCE:STEL 0.1 ppm (0.7
ERMANY:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3) OEL-HUNGARY:STEL 0.7 mg/m3;Skin
NDIA:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3);STEL 0.3 ppm (2 mg/m3) OEL-JAPAN:TWA
ppm (0.65 mg/m3) OEL-THE NETHERLANDS:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3) OEL-TH
PHILIPPINES:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3) OEL-POLAND:TWA 0.7 mg/m3 OEL-R
0.1 ppm;STEL 0.5 mg/m3 OEL-SWEDEN:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3);S
TEL 0.3 ppm (
mg/m3) OEL-SWITZERLAND:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3);STEL 0.2
ppm (1.4 mg/m3)
OEL-TURKEY:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3) OEL-UNITED KINGD
OM:TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7
mg/m3);STEL 0.3 ppm OEL IN BULGARIA, COLOMBIA, JO
RDAN, KOREA check ACGIH TLV
OEL IN NEW ZEALAND, SINGAPORE, VIETNAM ch
eck ACGI TLV
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #6 Date: 11/28/2001
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