1: Chemical Product and Company Identification
Name: Methyl tribromide
2: Composition and Information on Ingredients Composition:
CAS # % by Weight
Data on Ingredients: Bromoform:
ORAL (LD50): Acute: 933 mg/kg [Rat.]. 1072 mg/kg [Mouse].
3: Hazards Identification
Acute Health Effects: Hazardous
in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of eye contact (irritant), of
ingestion, of inhalation.
Chronic Health Effects:
EFFECTS: Classified A3 (Proven for animal.) by ACGIH. MUTAGENIC EFFECTS: Not
available. TERATOGENIC EFFECTS: Not available. DEVELOPMENTAL TOXICITY: Not
available. The substance is toxic to kidneys, the nervous system, liver, upper
respiratory tract. Repeated or prolonged exposure to the substance can produce
4: First Aid Measures Eye Contact:
for and remove any contact lenses. Immediately flush eyes with running water for
at least 15 minutes, keeping eyelids open. Cold water may be used. WARM water
MUST be used. Get medical attention.
Contact: In case of
contact, immediately flush skin with plenty of water. Cover the irritated skin
with an emollient. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Wash clothing before
reuse. Thoroughly clean shoes before reuse. Get medical attention.
Skin Contact: Wash with a
disinfectant soap and cover the contaminated skin with an anti-bacterial cream.
Seek immediate medical attention.
If inhaled, remove to
fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration. If breathing is
difficult, give oxygen. Get medical attention.
Inhalation: Evacuate the
victim to a safe area as soon as possible. Loosen tight clothing such as a
collar, tie, belt or waistband. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. If
the victim is not breathing, perform mouth-to-mouth resuscitation. Seek medical
Do NOT induce vomiting
unless directed to do so by medical personnel. Never give anything by mouth to
an unconscious person. If large quantities of this material are swallowed, call
a physician immediately. Loosen tight clothing such as a collar, tie, belt or
Ingestion: Not available.
5: Fire and Explosion Data
of the Product: Non-flammable.
Points: Not applicable.
Limits: Not applicable.
of Combustion: Not
Hazards in Presence of Various Substances: Not
Hazards in Presence of Various Substances:
of explosion of the product in presence of mechanical impact: Not available.
Risks of explosion of the product in presence of static discharge: Not
Fighting Media and Instructions: Not
Remarks on Fire Hazards: When
heated to decomposition it emits highly toxic fumes.
Remarks on Explosion Hazards: Not
6: Accidental Release Measures
Spill: Absorb with an
inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste disposal.
Spill: Absorb with an
inert material and put the spilled material in an appropriate waste disposal. Be
careful that the product is not present at a concentration level above TLV.
Check TLV on the MSDS and with local authorities.
7: Handling and Storage Precautions:
locked up.. Do not ingest. Do not breathe gas/fumes/ vapor/spray. Wear suitable
protective clothing. In case of insufficient ventilation, wear suitable
respiratory equipment. If ingested, seek medical advice immediately and show the
container or the label. Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Keep away from
incompatibles such as oxidizing agents, metals, alkalis.
Keep container tightly
closed. Keep container in a cool, well-ventilated area.
8: Exposure Controls/Personal Protection Engineering
exhaust ventilation or other engineering controls to keep the airborne
concentrations of vapors below their respective threshold limit value.
goggles. Lab coat. Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified
respirator or equivalent. Gloves.
Protection in Case of a Large Spill:
goggles. Full suit. Vapor respirator. Boots. Gloves. A self contained breathing
apparatus should be used to avoid inhalation of the product. Suggested
protective clothing might not be sufficient; consult a specialist BEFORE
handling this product.
0.5 from ACGIH (TLV) [United States]  SKIN TWA: 5.2 from ACGIH (TLV)
[United States]  SKIN Consult
authorities for acceptable exposure limits.
9: Physical and Chemical Properties
state and appearance: Liquid.
Weight: 252.77 g/mole
(1% soln/water): 7
Point: 149.5°C (301.1°F)
Point: 8.3 (46.9°F)
Gravity: 2.89 (Water = 1)
Pressure: 0.7 kPa (@ 20°C)
Density: 8.7(Air = 1)
Threshold: Not available.
Dist. Coeff.: Not
(in Water): Not available.
Properties: See solubility
in water, methanol, diethyl ether.
soluble in methanol, diethyl ether. Very slightly soluble in cold water, hot
10: Stability and Reactivity Data
The product is stable.
of Instability: Not
with various substances: Reactive
with oxidizing agents, metals, alkalis.
Non-corrosive in presence
Remarks on Reactivity: Sensitive
Remarks on Corrosivity: Not
Will not occur.
11: Toxicological Information
of Entry: Dermal contact.
Eye contact. Inhalation. Ingestion.
to Animals: Acute oral
toxicity (LD50): 933 mg/kg [Rat.].
Effects on Humans:
EFFECTS: Classified A3 (Proven for animal.) by ACGIH. Causes damage to the
following organs: kidneys,
nervous system, liver, upper respiratory tract.
Toxic Effects on Humans: Hazardous
in case of skin contact (irritant, permeator), of ingestion, of inhalation.
Remarks on Toxicity to Animals: Not
Remarks on Chronic Effects on Humans: Narcotic
effect; may cause nervous system disturbances.
Remarks on other Toxic Effects on Humans: Material
is irritating to mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract.
12: Ecological Information
and COD: Not available.
of Biodegradation: Possibly
hazardous short term degradation products are not likely. However, long term
degradation products may arise.
of the Products of Biodegradation: The
products of degradation are as toxic as the original product.
Remarks on the Products of Biodegradation: Not
13: Disposal Considerations
14: Transport Information
Classification: CLASS 6.1:
: Bromoform UNNA: UN2515
Provisions for Transport: Marine
15: Other Regulatory Information
and State Regulations:
prop. 65: This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of
California has found to cause cancer, birth defects or other reproductive harm,
which would require a warning under the statute: Bromoform California prop.
65:This product contains the following ingredients for which the State of
California has found to cause cancer which would
require a warning under the statute: Bromoform Pennsylvania RTK:
Bromoform Florida: Bromoform Minnesota: Bromoform
RTK: Bromoform New Jersey: Bromoform TSCA 8(b) inventory: Bromoform SARA 313
toxic chemical notification and release reporting: Bromoform CERCLA: Hazardous
Hazardous by definition of Hazard Communication Standard (29 CFR 1910.1200).
(Canada): CLASS D-1B:
Material causing immediate and serious toxic effects (TOXIC).
(EEC): R22- Harmful if
swallowed. R36/38- Irritating to eyes and skin. R40- Possible risks of
Fire Protection Association (U.S.A.):
Lab coat. Vapor respirator. Be sure to use an approved/certified respirator or
equivalent. Wear appropriate respirator when ventilation is inadequate. Splash
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comprehensiveness or accuracy. This document is intended only as a guide to the
appropriate precautionary handling of the material by a properly trained person
using this product. Individuals receiving the information must exercise their
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