WHMIS (Acetyl bromide)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

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

  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 31 2 3 4 5 6
    • Releases a toxic gas upon contact with water: hydrogen bromide
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 1
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 17
  • Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (respiratory tract irritation) - Category 3 - Respiratory tract irritation
  • Physical hazards not otherwise classified (exclamation mark) - Category 13 4 5 6

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Skull and crossbones

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Corrosion

  • WHMIS 2015 pictogram : Exclamation mark

Danger

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

Comments3 4 5 6 7 : 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.

References

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