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PENTABROMOPHENOLICSC: 1564
October 2004
CAS #: 608-71-92,3,4,5,6-Pentabromophenol
Pentabromofenol
Phenol, pentabromo-
EINECS #: 210-167-3

  ACUTE HAZARDS PREVENTION FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE & EXPLOSION Not combustible.        In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media.   

See Notes. STRICT HYGIENE!  
  SYMPTOMS ACUTE HAZARDS FIRST AID
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 CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. Do NOT let this chemical enter the environment. 

According to UN GHS Criteria

 

Transportation
UN Classification
 

STORAGE
 
PACKAGING
 
PENTABROMOPHENOL ICSC: 1564
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION

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. 

Formula: C6Br5OH
Molecular mass: 488.6
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  


EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation of its aerosol and by ingestion. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Inhalation risk
A harmful concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly when dispersed. 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
 


Occupational exposure limits
 

ENVIRONMENT
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
  EC Classification
 

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