NIOSH Publication No. 2005-151:

NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

September 2005

Bromine pentafluoride

CAS
7789-30-2

BrF5

RTECS
EF9350000
Synonyms & Trade Names

Bromine fluoride
DOT ID & Guide
1745 / 144

Exposure
Limits

NIOSH REL: TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL: none
IDLH
N.D. See: IDLH INDEX
Conversion
1 ppm = 7.15 mg/m3
Physical Description
Colorless to pale-yellow, fuming liquid with a pungent odor. [Note: A colorless gas above 105°F. Shipped as a compressed gas.]
MW: 174.9
BP: 105°F
FRZ: -77°F
Sol: Reacts violently
VP: 328 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 2.48
Fl.P: NA
UEL: NA
LEL: NA

Noncombustible Liquid, but a very powerful oxidizer.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities

Acids, halogens, arsenic, selenium, sulfur, glass, organic materials, water [Note: Reacts with all elements except inert gases, nitrogen & oxygen.]
Measurement Methods
None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Personal Protection & Sanitation
(See protection)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Water flush immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations
Not available.
Important additional information about respirator selection
Exposure Routes
inhalation, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
Irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; corneal necrosis; skin burns; cough, dyspnea (breathing difficulty), pulmonary edema; liver, kidney injury
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, kidneys
See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0974