Material Safety Data
Section 1 - Chemical Product and Company
MSDS Name: Potassium Bromide
Catalog Numbers: AC424070030, S80134, S80134-1, NC9557979,
P205-3, P205-500, P227-25, XXP205100KG
Synonyms: Hydrobromic Acid
Potassium Salt; Bromide Salt of Potassium.
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Section 2 -
Composition, Information on Ingredients
Symbols: None listed.
Risk Phrases: None listed.
Section 3 - Hazards
Appearance: colorless to white. Caution! May cause eye and
skin irritation. May cause respiratory tract irritation. May cause digestive
tract irritation with nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea. Hygroscopic. Moisture
sensitive. May cause central nervous system depression.
Organs: Central nervous system.
Eye: May cause eye irritation.
Skin: May cause skin irritation.
Ingestion: May cause central nervous system depression,
characterized by excitement, followed by headache, dizziness, drowsiness, and
nausea. Advanced stages may cause collapse, unconsciousness, coma and possible
death due to respiratory failure. May cause effects similar to those of acute
Inhalation: May cause respiratory tract
irritation. May cause effects similar to those described for ingestion.
Chronic: Chronic ingestion may cause effects similar to
those of acute ingestion. Prolonged exposure may cause mental changes such as
hallucinations, depression, psychosis, and possibly coma.
Section 4 - First Aid
Eyes: Immediately flush eyes with plenty of water
for at least 15 minutes, occasionally lifting the upper and lower eyelids. Get
Skin: Get medical aid. Flush skin with plenty
of soap and water for at least 15 minutes while removing contaminated clothing
and shoes. Wash clothing before reuse. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes.
Ingestion: 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 immediately.
Inhalation: Remove from
exposure to fresh air immediately. If not breathing, give artificial
respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen. Get medical aid.
Notes to 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. Substance is noncombustible.
Extinguishing Media: Use
extinguishing media most appropriate for the surrounding fire. Use water spray,
dry chemical, carbon dioxide, or appropriate foam.
Section 6 -
Accidental Release Measures
Information: Use proper personal protective equipment as indicated in
Spills/Leaks: Sweep up, then place into a
suitable container for disposal. Avoid generating dusty conditions. Provide
ventilation. Do not expose spill to water.
Section 7 - Handling
Handling: Wash thoroughly after handling. Remove
contaminated clothing and wash before reuse. Use with adequate ventilation.
Avoid contact with eyes. Do not ingest or inhale.
Store in a cool, dry place. Store protected from moisture.
Section 8 - Exposure
Controls, Personal Protection
Controls: Use adequate ventilation to keep airborne concentrations low.
OSHA Vacated PELs:
Potassium bromide: No OSHA Vacated PELs are listed for this chemical.
Personal Protective Equipment
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
Skin: Wear appropriate gloves to prevent
Clothing: Wear appropriate protective
clothing to minimize contact with skin.
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: colorless to white
pH: Neutral in solution.
Vapor Pressure: Not applicable.
Vapor Density: Not applicable.
Viscosity: Not applicable.
Boiling Point: 1435
Freezing/Melting Point:734 deg C
Temperature: Not applicable.
Flash Point: Not applicable.
Decomposition Temperature:Not available.
(estimated) Health: 1; Flammability: 0; Reactivity: 0
Upper: Not available.
Soluble in water.
Specific Gravity/Density: 2.75
Section 10 -
Stability and Reactivity
Stability: Stable under normal temperatures and pressures.
to Avoid: Incompatible materials, moisture.
Other Materials: Strong oxidizing agents; strong acids; heavy metal salts
Reacts violently with bromine trifluoride.
Products: Hydrogen bromide, oxides of potassium.
Polymerization: Will not occur.
Section 11 -
CAS# 7758-02-3: TS7650000
Oral, mouse: LD50 = 3120 mg/kg;
Oral, rat: LD50 = 3070
CAS# 7758-02-3: Not listed by
ACGIH, IARC, NIOSH, NTP, or OSHA.
Epidemiology: No information
Teratogenicity: No information available.
Reproductive Effects: No information available.
Neurotoxicity: No information available.
Other Studies: No data available.
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 -
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Section 15 -
CAS# 7758-02-3 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.
None of the chemicals in this product have a TPQ.
CAS # 7758-02-3: acute, chronic.
chemicals are reportable under Section 313.
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.
None of the chemicals in this product are considered highly
hazardous by OSHA.
CAS# 7758-02-3 is not present on state
lists from CA, PA, MN, MA, FL, or NJ.
California No Significant Risk Level:
None of the chemicals in this product are listed. European/International
European Labeling in Accordance with EC
CAS# 7758-02-3: 1
is listed on Canada's DSL List. CAS# 7758-02-3 is listed on Canada's DSL List.
This product has a WHMIS classification of D2B.
CAS# 7758-02-3 is listed
on Canada's Ingredient Disclosure List.
Section 16 -
MSDS Creation Date:
Revision #1 Date: 8/02/2000
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