NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

Bromine pentafluoride CAS 7789-30-2
BrF5 RTECS EF9350000
Synonyms & Trade Names
Bromine fluoride
DOT ID & Guide
1745 144
NIOSH REL: TWA 0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m3)
OSHA PEL†: none
IDLH N.D. 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

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
Personal Protection & Sanitation
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 To be added later
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