Potassium Bromide Crystals

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1   PRODUCT AND SUPPLIER IDENTIFICATION

Product Name:    Potassium Bromide - crystals

Formula:             KBr

Supplier:             ESPI Metals

                            1050 Benson Way

                            Ashland, OR 97520

Telephone:          800-638-2581

Fax:                     541-488-8313

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Emergency:         Infotrac 800-535-5053 (US) or 352-323-3500 (24 hour)

Recommended Uses:  Scientific Research

 

 

2   HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION 

GHS Classification (29 CFR 1910.1200):   Not classified as hazardous

GHS Label Elements:

Signal Word: N/A

Hazard Statements: N/A

Precautionary Statements:   N/A

 

 

3   COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Ingredient:         Potassium Bromide

CAS#:                  7758-02-3

%:                       100

EC#:                    231-830-3

 

 

4   FIRST AID MEASURES

General Measures: No special requirements.

INHALATION: Remove to fresh air, keep warm and quiet, give oxygen if breathing is difficult. Seek medical attention.

INGESTION: Rinse mouth with water. Do not induce vomiting. Seek medical attention. Never induce vomiting or give anything by mouth to an unconscious person.

SKIN: Remove contaminated clothing, brush material off skin, wash affected area with soap and water. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

EYES: Flush eyes with lukewarm water, including under upper and lower eyelids, for at least 15 minutes. Seek medical attention if symptoms persist.

Most Important Symptoms/Effects, Acute and Delayed: May cause irritation. See section 11 for more information.

Indication of Immediate Medical Attention and Special Treatment: No other relevant information available.

 

 

5   FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing Media: Use suitable extinguishing agent for surrounding materials and type of fire.

Unsuitable Extinguishing Media: No information available.

Specific Hazards Arising from the Material: May emit toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Special Protective Equipment and Precautions for Firefighters: Full face, self-contained breathing apparatus and full protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.

 

 

6   ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal Precautions, Protective Equipment, and Emergency Procedures: Wear appropriate respiratory and protective equipment specified in section 8. Avoid breathing dust or fume. Avoid contact with skin and eyes.

Methods and Materials for Containment and Cleaning Up: Avoid dust formation. Sweep or scoop spilled product and place in a closed container for further handling and disposal.

Environmental Precautions: Do not flush to sewer, stream, or other bodies of water. Do not allow to enter drains or to be released to the environment.

 

 

7   HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for Safe Handling: Handle in an enclosed, controlled process. Avoid creating dust. Avoid breathing dust or fumes. Provide adequate ventilation if dusts are created. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. See section 8 for information on personal protection equipment.

Conditions for Safe Storage, Including Any Incompatibilities: Store in a tightly sealed container, protected from moisture. Store in a cool, dry, well-ventilated area. See section 10 for more information on incompatible materials.

 

 

8   EXPOSURE CONTROLS AND PERSONAL PROTECTION

Exposure Limits:     OSHA/PEL:                                 ACGIH/TLV:

Potassium Bromide     No exposure limit established       No exposure limit established

Appropriate Engineering Controls: Whenever possible the use of local exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls is the preferred method of controlling exposure to airborne dust and fume to meet established occupational exposure limits. Use good housekeeping and sanitation practices. Do not use tobacco or food in work area. Wash thoroughly before eating or smoking. Do not blow dust off clothing or skin with compressed air.

Individual Protection Measures, Such as Personal Protective Equipment:

Respiratory Protection: Wear a NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator when high concentrations are present.

Eye Protection: Safety glasses

Skin Protection: Wear impermeable gloves, protective work clothing as necessary.

 

 

9   PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Appearance:

Form:                  Crystalline solid

Color:                  Colorless

Odor:                   Not determined

Odor Threshold:  Not determined

pH:                                              N/A

Melting Point:                             734 oC

Boiling Point:                              1435 oC

Flash Point:                                 N/A

Evaporation Rate:                       N/A

Flammability:                              No data

Upper Flammable Limit:             No data

Lower Flammable Limit:             No data

Vapor Pressure:                          No data

Vapor Density:                             N/A

Relative Density (Specific Gravity):     2.75 g/cc @ 25

Solubility in H2O:                         53.48 g/100 ml @ 0

Partition Coefficient (n-octanol/water):   Not determined

Autoignition Temperature:         No data

Decomposition Temperature:     No data

Viscosity:                                     N/A

 

 

10   STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity: No data

Chemical Stability: Stable under recommended storage conditions.

Possibility of Hazardous Reactions: Reacts violently with bromine trifluoride.

Conditions to Avoid: Hygroscopic. Protect from moisture.

Incompatible Materials: Acids, oxidizing agents, water/moisture.

Hazardous Decomposition Products: Potassium oxides, bromine, hydrogen bromide.

 

 

11   TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Likely Routes of Exposure: Inhalation, skin and eyes.

Symptoms of Exposure: Dust or fume may cause irritation to lungs, eyes or abraded skin.

Acute and Chronic Effects:

Potassium Compounds: The toxicity of potassium compounds is almost always that of the anion, not of potassium.

Bromides: Inorganic bromides may cause neurological effects such as drowsiness, irritability, confusion, depression and/or mania, and in severe cases, psychosis and mental deterioration. Bromoderma, a rare hypersensitivity reaction that manifests as rash, papules, and pustules, can occur when bromide inhalation or ingestion is prolonged.

Acute Toxicity: No data

Carcinogenicity: NTP: Not identified as carcinogenic   IARC: Not identified as carcinogenic

To the best of our knowledge the chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics of the substance are not fully known.

 

 

12   ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Ecotoxicity: LC50 Pimephales promelas (fathead minnow) > 30000 ug/L/96; static

Persistence and Degradability: No data

Bioaccumulative Potential: No data

Mobility in Soil: No data

Other Adverse Effects: Do not allow material to be released to the environment. No further relevant information available.

 

 

13   DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste Disposal Method:

Product: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

Packaging: Dispose of in accordance with Federal, State and Local regulations.

 

 

14   TRANSPORT INFORMATION

Shipping Regulations:            Not regulated

UN Number:                           N/A

UN Proper Shipping Name:    N/A

Transport Hazard Class:        N/A

Packing Group:                       N/A

Marine Pollutant:                    No

 

 

15   REGULATORY INFORMATION

TSCA Listed: All components are listed.

Regulation (EC) No 1272/2008 (CLP): N/A

Canada WHMIS Classification (CPR, SOR/88-66): N/A

HMIS Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 0   Physical: 0

NFPA Ratings: Health: 1     Flammability: 0   Reactivity: 0

Chemical Safety Assessment: A chemical safety assessment has not been carried out.

 

 

16   OTHER INFORMATION

The information contained in this document is based on the state of our knowledge at the time of publication and is believed to be correct, but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. ESPI Metals makes no representation, warranty, or guarantee of any kind with respect to the information contained in this document or any use of the product based on this information. ESPI Metals shall not be held liable for any damages resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. Users should satisfy themselves that they have all current data relevant to their particular use.

 

Prepared by:             ESPI Metals

Revised/Reviewed:   September 2015