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PENTABROMOPHENOL
ICSC: 1564
Peer-Review Status: 28.10.2004 Validated
2,3,4,5,6-Pentabromophenol
Pentabromofenol
Phenol, pentabromo- 
CAS #: 608-71-9 RTECS #: SM6125000
EINECS #: 210-167-3
    Formula: C6Br5OH
Molecular mass: 488.6

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   Use local exhaust or breathing protection.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes Redness.  Wear safety goggles.  First rinse with plenty of water for several minutes (remove contact lenses if easily possible), then refer for medical attention. 
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 covered containers. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment.   
EC Classification
 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
 

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
   

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
BEIGE-TO-BROWN POWDER. 

Physical dangers
 

Chemical dangers
Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidants. Decomposes on heating. This produces hydrogen bromide. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV (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. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Sublimation
Melting point: 230°C
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 25°C: 0.00005
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6  
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. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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