Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. Refer for medical attention .
CLASSIFICATION & LABELLING
Collect leaking and spilled liquid in sealable containers as far as possible. Absorb remaining liquid in sand or inert absorbent. Then store and dispose of according to local regulations. Personal protection: chemical protection suit including self-contained breathing apparatus.
According to UN GHS Criteria
Transportation UN Classification
UN Hazard Class: 6.1; UN Subsidiary Risks: 8; UN Pack Group: II
Separated from strong oxidants, strong bases and food and feedstuffs. Dry. Well closed.
Do not transport with food and feedstuffs.
PHYSICAL & CHEMICAL INFORMATION
Physical State; Appearance COLOURLESS-TO-YELLOW LIQUID WITH PUNGENT ODOUR.
Chemical dangers On combustion, forms toxic fumes including hydrogen bromide. Decomposes slowly on contact with water. This produces hydrogen bromide. Reacts violently with bases, magnesium and strong oxidants. Attacks many metals in the presence of moisture.
Molecular mass: 171.0
Boiling point: 198-199°C Melting point: -4.0°C Relative density (water = 1): 1.438 Solubility in water: reaction Vapour pressure, Pa at 32.2°C: 133 Relative vapour density (air = 1): 5.9 Relative density of the vapour/air-mixture at 20°C (air = 1): 1.0 Flash point: 79°C c.c. Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 2.92
EXPOSURE & HEALTH EFFECTS
Routes of exposure The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion.
Effects of short-term exposure Lachrymation. The substance is severely irritating to the eyes, skin, respiratory tract and gastrointestinal tract.
Inhalation risk No indication can be given about the rate at which a harmful concentration of this substance in the air is reached on evaporation at 20°C.
Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS
A similar substance, benzyl chloride (ICSC 0016), is a carcinogen but insufficient data are available on the long term effects of benzyl bromide.
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