WHMIS (Boron tribromide)

Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System

WHMIS 2015 classification - Note to reader
Update: 2015-12-01

  • Acute toxicity - inhalation - Category 31 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
  • Skin corrosion/irritation - Category 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • Serious eye damage/eye irritation - Category 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9
  • Physical hazards not otherwise classified (exclamation mark) - Category 16
  • Health hazards not otherwise classified (corrosion) - Category 12

  • 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)
Reacts violently or explosively in contact with water at ambient temperature
Causes severe damage to the respiratory tract

Ingredient disclosure

Comments: There are no data available for boron tribromide regarding its irritation or corrosion ability. However, it forms on contact with water a corrosive substance: hydrogen bromide.

References

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