General & Use:
Hydrobromic Acid (HBr), a strong acid in aqueous solution, is used as a source of bromine in industrial syntheses, including the production of alkyl and inorganic bromides. It is also used as a hydrobromination agent in a broad range of organic processes. Appearance – clear, colorless to yellow liquid, slowly darkening on exposure to air and light. Hereby, one may find a link to a detailed HBr Handbook addressing its safety aspects.
Flammability and Explosivity
Hydrobromic acid is non-flammable and non-explosive. At high temperature it will release toxic fumes of hydrogen bromide.
LD50 (inhalation,rat): HBr 100% 2,858 ppm/1h. Hydrobromic acid is corrosive to eyes, skin and mucous membranes. Actual inhalation may produce delayed pulmonary edema. Direct contact results in serious corneal and skin burns.
Please note that the values indicated do not constitute specification limits. To obtain current specifications, refer to your local Sales Office/Representative or ICL-IP Head Office at address herein.