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GERMANIUM TETRABROMIDE
CAS No.: 13450-92-5
Synonyms:
Formula: Br4Ge
Exact Mass: 389.59500
Molecular Weight: 392.25600
PSA: 0.00000
LogP: 3.00160
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GERMANIUM TETRABROMIDE 13450-92-5 MSDS

Section 1: Product Identification
   Chemical Name:       Germanium(IV) bromide (99.99+%-Ge) PURATREM    
   CAS Registry Number:       13450-92-5    
   Formula:       GeBr4    
   EINECS Number:       236-612-1    
   Chemical Family:       metal halide    
   Synonym:       Germanium tetrabromide    

Section 2: Composition and Information on Ingredients
   Ingredient       CAS Number       Percent       ACGIH (TWA)       OSHA (PEL)    
   Title Compound       13450-92-5       100%       no data       no data    

Section 3: Hazards Identification
   Harmful by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed. Extremely destructive to tissue of the respiratory
   Emergency Overview:
   tract, eyes and skin.
   Primary Routes of Exposure:       Ingestion, inhalation, skin, eyes    
   Eye Contact:       Liquid and vapors causes burns to the eyes. May cause blindness.    
   Skin Contact:       Corrosive to skin. Contact can lead to redness, pain, blistering, ulceration, and scar formation.    
   Harmful by inhalation. Inhalation results in chemical burns of the respiratory tract, chemical pneumonitis and
   Inhalation:
   pulmonary edema.
   Harmful if swallowed. Causes burns to the gastrointestinal system. Ingestion is unlikely due to pungent
   Ingestion:
   choking odor.
   Harmful if swallowed, inhaled or absorbed through the skin. Material is extremely destructive to tissue of the
   Acute Health Affects:
   mucous membranes and upper respiratory tract, eyes and skin.
   Chronic Health Affects:       No information available on long-term chronic effects.    
   NTP:       No    
   IARC:       No    
   OSHA:       No    

SECTION 4: First Aid Measures
   Immediately flush the eyes with copious amounts of water for at least 10-15 minutes. A victim may need
   Eye Exposure:
   assistance in keeping their eye lids open. Get immediate medical attention.
   Wash the affected area with water. Remove contaminated clothes if necessary. Seek medical assistance if
   Skin Exposure:
   irritation persists.
   Remove the victim to fresh air. Closely monitor the victim for signs of respiratory problems, such as difficulty
   Inhalation:
   in breathing, coughing, wheezing, or pain. In such cases seek immediate medical assistance.
   Seek medical attention immediately. Keep the victim calm. Give the victim water (only if conscious). Induce
   Ingestion:
   vomiting only if directed by medical personnel.

SECTION 5: Fire Fighting Measures
   Flash Point:       not applicable    
   Autoignition Temperature:       none    
   Explosion Limits:       none    
   Extinguishing Medium:       none required    
   If involved in a fire, fire fighters should be equipped with a NIOSH approved positive pressure self-contained
   Special Fire Fighting Procedures:
   breathing apparatus and full protective clothing.
   Hazardous Combustion and       If involved in a fire this material may emit corrosive hydrogen bromide fumes.    
   Decomposion Products:
   Unusual Fire or Explosion Hazards: No unusual fire or explosion hazards.

SECTION 6: Accidental Release Measures
   Small spills can be mixed with powdered sodium bicarbonate, lime, or calcium carbonate and swept up.
   Spill and Leak Procedures:       Spillage in areas not adequately ventilated may require an evacuation of area. Emergency response teams    
   will require self-contained breathing apparatus.

SECTION 7: Handling and Storage
   Store material in a tightly sealed bottle away from moisture. If possible, handle material in an efficient fume
   Handling and Storage:
   hood. Exposure to the atmosphere may lead to degradation of the product.

SECTION 8: Exposure Controls and Personal Protection
   Eye Protection:       Always wear approved safety glasses when handling a chemical substance in the laboratory.    
   Skin Protection:       Wear protective clothing and gloves. Consult with glove manufacturer to determine the proper type of glove.    
   Ventilation:       If possible, handle the material in an efficient fume hood.    
   In the absence of adequate ventilation a respirator should be worn. The use of a respiratory requires a
   Respirator:
   Respirator Protection Program to be in compliance with 29 CFR 1910.134.
   Ventilation:       If possible, handle the material in an efficient fume hood.    
   Additional Protection:       Protective work clothing.    

SECTION 9: Physical and Chemical Properties
   Color and Form:       white xtl.    
   Molecular Weight:       392.23    
   Melting Point:       26.1°    
   Boiling Point:       186.5°C    
   Vapor Pressure:       10mm (56.8° C)    
   Specific Gravity:       3.132    
   Odor:       Pungent odor.    
   Solubility in Water:       Reacts with water    

SECTION 10: Stability and Reactivity
   Stability:       moisture sensitive    
   Hazardous Polymerization:       no hazardous polymerization    
   Conditions to Avoid:       contact with moisture    
   Incompatibility:       Water, alcohols, strong bases, and active metals.    
   Decomposition Products:       with moisture: hydrogen bromide and hydrobromic acid.    

SECTION 11: Toxicological Information
   RTECS Data:       Intravenous (mouse); LD50:56 mg/kg.    
   Carcinogenic Effects:       no data    
   Mutagenic Effects:       no data    
   Tetratogenic Effects:       no data    

SECTION 12: Ecological Information
   Ecological Information:       No information available    

SECTION 13: Disposal Considerations
   Disposal:       Dispose of according to local, state and federal regulations.    

SECTION 14: Transportation
   Shipping Name (CFR):       Corrosive liquids, N.O.S.    
   Hazard Class (CFR):       8    
   Additional Hazard Class (CFR):       NA    
   Packaging Group (CFR):       II    
   UN ID Number (CFR):       UN# 1760    
   Shipping Name (IATA):       Corrosive liquid, N.O.S.    
   Hazard Class (IATA):       8    
   Additional Hazard Class (IATA):       NA    
   Packaging Group (IATA):       II    
   UN ID Number (IATA):       UN# 1760    

SECTION 15: Regulatory Information
   TSCA:       Listed in the TSCA inventory.    
   SARA (Title 313):       Title compound not listed.    
   Second Ingredient:       none    


SECTION 16 - ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
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