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Bromine Pentafluoride

General Description

  • OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0391
  • Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 7789-30-2
  • Chemical Description and Physical Properties:
    • Liquid

Exposure Limits

  • OSHA Permissible Exposure Limit (PEL):
  • American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.1 ppm, 0.72 mg/m3 TWA
  • National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.1 ppm TWA

Health Factors

  • Health Effects: Irritation-Eyes, Nose, Throat, Bronchi, Lungs---Marked (HE14) Acute lung damage/edema (HE11)

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • Treated Silica Gel Tube (Supelco, ORBO-53; SKC, 226-10-03 or equivalent)
  • maximum volume: 48 Liters
  • maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min (TWA)
  • current analytical method: Ion Chromatography; IC
  • method reference: 2 (OSHA In-house file)
  • method classification: Not Validated
  • note: Submit as separate sample. Analysis performed for total Bromide & total Fluoride. Method based on OSHA ID-108. Make sure that glass fiber filter plug is firmly in contact with silica gel before sampling and before sealing tube for shipment.
Wipe Sampling Method:
  • Whatman smear tab
  • analytical solvent: Deionized Water

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