BROMINE PENTAFLUORIDE†

Chemical Identification
Chemical Identification
CAS # 7789-30-2
Formula

BrF₅

Synonyms

bromine fluoride

Physical Properties
Physical Properties
Physical description Colorless to pale-yellow, fuming liquid with a pungent odor.
Boiling point 105°F Molecular weight 174.9
Freezing point/melting point -77°F Vapor pressure 328 mmHg
Flash point Vapor density
Specific gravity 2.48 Ionization potential
Lower explosive limit (LEL) Upper explosive limit (UEL)
NFPA health rating 4 NFPA fire rating 0
NFPA reactivity rating 3 NFPA special instruction W: Reacts violently or explosively with water. OX: Possesses oxidizing properties.
Vapor hazard ratio (VHR)
Historical exceedance percentage
Target organs
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Monitoring Methods Used by OSHA
Analyte code (IMIS no.)
Sampling group
Sampler/Sampling media
Sampling time*
Sampling volume (TWA)*
Sampling flow rate (TWA)*
Sampling volume (STEL/Peak/C)*
Sampling flow rate (STEL/Peak/C)*
Analytical method instruments
Method reference
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
Model/Type
Sampling information
(see manufacturer instructions)
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

0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m³) [Construction and Maritime only]

REL-TWA

0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m³)

TLV-TWA

0.1 ppm [1979]

PEL-TWA

0.1 ppm (0.7 mg/m³)

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

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Skin notation

N

Notes:

General Industry PEL not established. See 29 CFR 1926.55 Appendix A and 29 CFR 1915.1000 Table Z-Shipyards.

Notes: Notes: Notes:
Health factors:  See NIH-NLM PubChem. IDLH
Carcinogenic classifications: Notes:
AIHA emergency response planning guidelines - ERPG-1/ERPG-2/ERPG-3:
Additional Resources and Literature References
Additional Resources and Literature References

NOAA: CAMEO Chemicals - Bromine pentafluoride

NIOSH: Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards - Bromine pentafluoride

Literature References

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

Last Updated Date : 12/18/2020