WHMIS (Acetyl bromide)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 1988 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2001-08-09
  • WHMIS pictogram : Corrosion


  • WHMIS pictogram : Test tube with sparks or lines coming out of the tube surrounded by a letter


  • Corrosive Material 1
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods: class 8
  • Dangerously Reactive Material 2
  • reacts vigorously with water releasing a very toxic gas: Bromure d'hydrogène

Disclosure at 1,0% according to the Ingredient disclosure list

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2016-08-05

  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 33 4 5 6 7 8
    • Releases a toxic gas upon contact with water: hydrogen bromide
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 1
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 19
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation
  • Physical hazards not otherwise classified (exclamation mark) - Category 15 6 7 8

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark


On contact with water releases gases which are toxic if inhaled
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage (H314)
May cause respiratory irritation (H335)
Reacts violently or explosively in contact with water at ambient temperature

Ingredient disclosure

Comments5 6 7 8 9 : There are no data available for acetyl bromide regarding its irritation or corrosion ability. However, it forms on contact with water a corrosive substance: hydrogen bromide.


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