Hydrogen Bromide Information

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Hydrogen Bromide

Other Names

Hydrobromic Acid

Chemical Formula

HBr

CAS Number

10035-10-6

Industry Uses

Chemistry Laboratories; Flow-Type Batteries

Health Risks

Irritation of eyes, skin, and respiratory system; Burns and Frostbite

Vapor Pressure

20 atm

Water Solubility

Soluble

Flammability

Non-Flammable

Odor

Pungent, irritating

Hydrogen Bromide MSDS

What is Hydrogen Bromide?

Hydrogen Bromide is a colorless gas with a pungent irritating odor. It is corrosive and if heated or exposed to fire under pressure can cause it to explode. Hydrogen Bromide is heavier than air. Hydrogen Bromide is most often used in chemical laboratories to make other chemicals.

Hydrogen Bromide Exposure and Health Risks

Hydrogen Bromide is toxic if inhaled or swallowed. Inhalation will irritate the eyes and respiratory system. Ingestion will burn the mouth, throat, and stomach. Long term exposure to low concentrations or short term exposure to high concentrations can result in serious health risks. If contacted directly it can cause skin burns and eye damage.

Regulations

The table below summarizes the most-recent exposure limits.

Limit/Level

Type

Organization

1.0 ppm

AEGL-1 (8 hrs)

EPA

5 ppm

AEGL-2 (8 hrs)

EPA

15 ppm

AEGL-3 (8 hrs)

EPA

3 ppm

TWA (8 hrs)

OSHA

3 ppm

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NIOSH

Sources: NIOSH, OSHA, EPA

Measuring Hydrogen Bromide

Hydrogen Bromide concentration in the air can be measured in units of parts per million (ppm). Many of our products have digital communication capabilities for easy monitoring and control. We carry portable and fixed hydrogen bromide monitors and kits. All of our hydrogen bromide products can be viewed HERE.

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