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Safety Data Sheet (SDS)

SDS #: 663.5
Revision Date: September 22, 2014
SECTION 1 — CHEMICAL PRODUCT AND COMPANY IDENTIFICATION

Pyridinium Tribromide

Flinn Scientific, Inc. P.O. Box 219, Batavia, IL 60510 (800) 452-1261
Chemtrec Emergency Phone Number: (800) 424-10201
Signal Word
DANGER
SECTION 2 — HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION
Hazard class: Skin corrosion or irritation (Category 1). Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314). Do not breathe dust or fumes (P260).

Hazard class: Serious eye damage or irritation (Category 1). Causes serious eye damage (H318).

Pyridinium tribromide is a solid used as a safer or "greener" alternative to elemental bromine, which is volatile, highly corrosive, and fatal if inhaled. Pyridinium tribromide exists in rapid equilibrium with bromine in solution and thus slowly releases bromine when dissolved. Treat with care and do not use with metals.
Pictograms
SECTION 3 — COMPOSITION, INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS
Component Name CAS Number Formula Formula Weight Concentration
Pyridinium tribromide

39416-48-3 C5H5N-HBr-Br2 319.821
SECTION 4 — FIRST AID MEASURES
Immediately call a POISON CENTER or physician (P310).
If inhaled: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing (P304+P340).
If in eyes: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing (P305+P351+P338). If on skin or hair: Immediately remove all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water (P303+P361+P353). Wash contaminated clothing before reuse (P363).
If swallowed: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting (P301+P330+P331).
SECTION 5 — FIRE FIGHTING MEASURES
Nonflammable, noncombustible solid.
When heated to decomposition, may emit toxic fumes.
In case of fire: Use a tri-class dry chemical fire extinguisher.
NFPA Code
None established
SECTION 6 — ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES
Do not allow solid to become airborne. Wipe up dust with a damp paper towel to avoid generating dust. Place in a sealed bag or container and dispose. Wash spill site after material pickup is complete. See Sections 8 and 13 for further information.
SECTION 7 — HANDLING AND STORAGE
Flinn Suggested Chemical Storage Pattern: Inorganic #2. Store with acetates, halides, sulfates, sulfites, and halogens.
Store in a cool, dry place. Do not use aluminum or galvanized containers.
SECTION 8 — EXPOSURE CONTROLS, PERSONAL PROTECTION
Wear protective gloves, protective clothing, and eye protection (P280). Wash thoroughly after handling (P264).
SECTION 9 — PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES
Yellow to deep yellow red crystalline powder. Odorless.
Soluble in glacial acetic acid, ethyl alcohol, and related solvents. Slightly soluble in water.
Melting point: 130 °C (decomposes)
SECTION 10 — STABILITY AND REACTIVITY
Do not use with aluminum, mild steel or galvanized containers. Reacts with strong bases and strong oxidizing agents.
Shelf life: Fair, store in a cool, dry place.
SECTION 11 — TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Acute effects: Lachrymator. Serious eye damage and skin burns. Mucous membrane irritation and possible tissue corrosion.
Chronic effects: Erosion of teeth, ulceration of mouth lining. Asthma-like symptoms
Target organs: Eyes, skin, respiratory system, mouth, teeth.
ORL-RAT LD50: N.A.
IHL-RAT LC50: N.A.
SKN-RBT LD50: N.A.
SECTION 12 — ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION
Toxic to aquatic organisms.
SECTION 13 — DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS
Please review all federal, state and local regulations that may apply before proceeding.
Flinn Suggested Disposal Method #26c is one option.
SECTION 14 — TRANSPORT INFORMATION
Shipping name: Pyridinium tribromide. Hazard class: 8. UN number: UN3261.
SECTION 15 — REGULATORY INFORMATION
TSCA, EINECS listed.
SECTION 16 — OTHER INFORMATION
This Safety Data Sheet (SDS) is for guidance and is based upon information and tests believed to be reliable. Flinn Scientific, Inc. makes no guarantee of the accuracy or completeness of the data and shall not be liable for any damages relating thereto. The data is offered solely for your consideration, investigation, and verification. The data should not be confused with local, state, federal or insurance mandates, regulations, or requirements and CONSTITUTE NO WARRANTY. Any use of this data and information must be determined by the science instructor to be in accordance with applicable local, state or federal laws and regulations. The conditions or methods of handling, storage, use and disposal of the product(s) described are beyond the control of Flinn Scientific, Inc. and may be beyond our knowledge. FOR THIS AND OTHER REASONS, WE DO NOT ASSUME RESPONSIBILITY AND EXPRESSLY DISCLAIM LIABILITY FOR LOSS, DAMAGE OR EXPENSE ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE HANDLING, STORAGE, USE OR DISPOSAL OF THIS PRODUCT(S).
Consult your copy of the Flinn Science Catalog/Reference Manual for additional information about laboratory chemicals.