VINYL BROMIDE

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 593-60-2
Formula

C₂H₃Br

Synonyms

bromoethene; bromoethylene; monobromoethylene

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless gas or liquid (below 60°F) with a pleasant odor.
Boiling point 60.4°F Molecular weight 106.96
Freezing point/melting point -219°F Vapor pressure 1.4 atm
Flash point <18°F Vapor density 3.79
Specific gravity 1.49 (liquid at 60°F) Ionization potential 9.80 eV
Lower explosive limit (LEL) 9% Upper explosive limit (UEL) 15%
NFPA health rating 2 NFPA fire rating 4
NFPA reactivity rating 1 NFPA special instruction
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.) 2577
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media CSC tube (100/50 mg) [SKC 226-01]
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*

5 L

Sampling flow rate (TWA)*

0.2 L/min

Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments GC-FID
Method reference OSHA 8 (fully validated)
Notes
Special requirements

* All sampling instructions above are recommended guidelines for OSHA Compliance Safety and Health Officers (CSHOs), please see the corresponding OSHA method reference for complete details.

Wipe Method
Wipe Method
Sampler/Sampling media
Bulk Method
Bulk Method
On-Site Screening Techniques
On-Site Screening Techniques
Device Infrared spectrophotometer
Model/Type Miran 1A & 1B
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
0.9 ppm@10.9µm
Exposure Limits
Exposure Limits
OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
NIOSH REL
Up to 10-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
ACGIH TLV©
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
CAL/OSHA PEL
8-hour TWA
(ST) STEL
(C) Ceiling
Peak
PEL-TWA REL-TWA TLV-TWA

0.5 ppm [1996]

PEL-TWA

0.1 ppm (0.44 mg/m³)

PEL-STEL REL-STEL TLV-STEL PEL-STEL
PEL-C REL-C TLV-C PEL-C
Skin notation

NA

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Notes:

Not established

Notes:

CARCINOGEN (Ca): REDUCE EXPOSURE TO LOWEST FEASIBLE CONCENTRATION (LOQ 0.2 ppm). See Appendix A, NIOSH Potential Occupational Carcinogens.

Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: IARC-2A, NIOSH-Ca, TLV-A2, NTP-R Notes:

Ca

AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Vinyl bromide, stabilized

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Vinyl bromide

Literature References

  • ACGIH: Documentation of the Threshold Limit Values (TLVs) and Biological Exposure Indices (BEIs) - Vinyl bromide. See annual publication for most recent information.

Last Updated Date : 01/28/2021