CAS #:

Linear Formula:

HoBr3 • xH2O

MDL Number:

MFCD00209652

EC No.:

237-524-6

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(2N) 99% Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate
HO-BR-02-C.XHYD
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(3N) 99.9% Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate
HO-BR-03-C.XHYD
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(4N) 99.99% Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate
HO-BR-04-C.XHYD
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(5N) 99.999% Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate
HO-BR-05-C.XHYD
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Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate Properties (Theoretical)

Compound Formula H2Br3HoO
Molecular Weight 422.66
Appearance Powder and chunks
Melting Point 914 °C
Boiling Point N/A
Density N/A
Solubility in H2O N/A
Storage Temperature Ambient temperatures
Exact Mass 421.693852
Monoisotopic Mass 419.695898

Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate Health & Safety Information

Signal Word Warning
Hazard Statements H315-H319-H335
Hazard Codes Xi
Precautionary Statements P261-P264-P271-P280-P302+P352-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P312-P332+P313-P362-P501
Risk Codes 36/37/38
Safety Statements 26-36
RTECS Number N/A
Transport Information NONH for all modes of transport
WGK Germany 3
GHS Pictograms

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SAFETY DATA SHEET

Date Accessed: 10/17/2021
Date Revised: 05/15/2015

SECTION 1. IDENTIFICATION

Product Name: Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate

Product Number: All applicable American Elements product codes, e.g. HO-BR-02-C.XHYD , HO-BR-03-C.XHYD , HO-BR-04-C.XHYD , HO-BR-05-C.XHYD

CAS #: 223911-98-6

Relevant identified uses of the substance: Scientific research and development

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SECTION 2. HAZARDS IDENTIFICATION

Classification of the substance or mixture
GHS Classification in accordance with 29 CFR 1910 (OSHA HCS)
Skin irritation (Category 2), H315
Eye irritation (Category 2A), H319
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure (Category 3), Respiratory system, H335
For the full text of the H-Statements mentioned in this Section, see Section 16.
GHS Label elements, including precautionary statements
Pictogram

Exclamation Mark - GHS07

Signal word Warning
Hazard statement(s)
H315 Causes skin irritation.
H319 Causes serious eye irritation.
H335 May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary statement(s)
P261 Avoid breathing dust/ fume/ gas/ mist/ vapors/ spray.
P264 Wash skin thoroughly after handling.
P271 Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area.
P280 Wear protective gloves/ eye protection/ face protection.
P302 + P352 IF ON SKIN: Wash with plenty of soap and water.
P304 + P340 IF INHALED: Remove victim to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
P305 + P351 + P338 IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes.
Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
P312 Call a POISON CENTER/ doctor if you feel unwell.
P321 Specific treatment (see supplemental first aid instructions on this label).
P332 + P313 If skin irritation occurs: Get medical advice/ attention.
P337 + P313 If eye irritation persists: Get medical advice/ attention.
P362 Take off contaminated clothing and wash before reuse.
P403 + P233 Store in a well-ventilated place. Keep container tightly closed.
P405 Store locked up.
P501 Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant.
Hazards not otherwise classified (HNOC) or not covered by GHS - none


SECTION 3. COMPOSITION/INFORMATION ON INGREDIENTS

Substances
Formula : Br3Ho · xH2O
Molecular weight : 404.64 g/mol
CAS-No. : 223911-98-6
EC-No. : 237-524-6


SECTION 4. FIRST AID MEASURES

Description of first-aid measures
General advice
Consult a physician. Show this material safety data sheet to the doctor in attendance.Move
out of dangerous area.
If inhaled
If breathed in, move person into fresh air. If not breathing, give artificial respiration.
Consult a physician.
In case of skin contact
Wash off with soap and plenty of water. Consult a physician.
In case of eye contact
Rinse thoroughly with plenty of water for at least 15 minutes and consult a physician.
If swallowed
Never give anything by mouth to an unconscious person. Rinse mouth with water. Consult a physician.
Most important symptoms and effects, both acute and delayed
The most important known symptoms and effects are described in the labelling (see section 2.2) and/or in section 11
Indication of any immediate medical attention and special treatment needed
No data available


SECTION 5. FIREFIGHTING MEASURES

Extinguishing media
Suitable extinguishing media
Use water spray, alcohol-resistant foam, dry chemical or carbon dioxide.
Special hazards arising from the substance or mixture
Hydrogen bromide gas
holmium oxides
Advice for firefighters
Wear self-contained breathing apparatus for firefighting if necessary.
Further information
No data available


SECTION 6. ACCIDENTAL RELEASE MEASURES

Personal precautions, protective equipment and emergency procedures
Use personal protective equipment. Avoid dust formation. Avoid breathing vapors, mist or
gas. Ensure adequate ventilation. Evacuate personnel to safe areas. Avoid breathing dust.
For personal protection see section 8.
Environmental precautions
Do not let product enter drains.
Methods and materials for containment and cleaning up
Pick up and arrange disposal without creating dust. Sweep up and shovel. Keep in
suitable, closed containers for disposal.
Reference to other sections
For disposal see section 13.


SECTION 7. HANDLING AND STORAGE

Precautions for safe handling
Advice on safe handling
Avoid contact with skin and eyes. Avoid formation of dust and aerosols.
Advice on protection against fire and explosion
Provide appropriate exhaust ventilation at places where dust is formed.
Hygiene measures
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands before
breaks and at the end of workday.
For precautions see section 2.2.
Conditions for safe storage, including any incompatibilities
Storage conditions
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place.
Handle and store under inert gas. Hygroscopic. Keep in a dry place.
Storage class (TRGS 510): 13: Non Combustible Solids
Specific end use(s)
Apart from the uses mentioned in section 1.2 no other specific uses are stipulated


SECTION 8. EXPOSURE CONTROLS/PERSONAL PROTECTION

Control parameters
Ingredients with workplace control parameters
Contains no substances with occupational exposure limit values.
Exposure controls
Appropriate engineering controls
Handle in accordance with good industrial hygiene and safety practice. Wash hands
before breaks and at the end of workday.
Personal protective equipment
Eye/face protection
Safety glasses with side-shields conforming to EN166 Use equipment for eye
protection tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as
NIOSH (US) or EN 166(EU).
Skin protection
Handle with gloves. Gloves must be inspected prior to use. Use proper glove
removal technique (without touching glove's outer surface) to avoid skin contact
with this product. Dispose of contaminated gloves after use in accordance with
applicable laws and good laboratory practices. Wash and dry hands.
Body Protection
Impervious clothing, The type of protective equipment must be selected according
to the concentration and amount of the dangerous substance at the specific
workplace.
Respiratory protection
For nuisance exposures use type P95 (US) or type P1 (EU EN 143) particle
respirator.For higher level protection use type OV/AG/P99 (US) or type ABEK-P2 (EUEN 143) respirator cartridges. Use respirators and components tested and approved
under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU).
Control of environmental exposure
Do not let product enter drains.


SECTION 9. PHYSICAL AND CHEMICAL PROPERTIES

Information on basic physical and chemical properties
a) Appearance Form: Powder with lumps
b) Odor No data available
c) Odor Threshold No data available
d) pH No data available
e) Melting point/freezing point
No data available
f) Initial boiling point and boiling range
No data available
g) Flash point ()Not applicable
h) Evaporation rate No data available
i) Flammability (solid, gas)
No data available j) Upper/lower
flammability or explosive limits
No data available
k) Vapor pressure No data available
l) Vapor density No data available
m) Relative density No data available
n) Water solubility No data available
o) Partition coefficient:
n-octanol/water
No data available
p) Autoignition temperature
No data available
q) Decomposition temperature
No data available
r) Viscosity No data available
s) Explosive properties No data available
t) Oxidizing properties No data available
Other safety information
No data available


SECTION 10. STABILITY AND REACTIVITY

Reactivity
No data available
Chemical stability
Stable under recommended storage conditions.
Possibility of hazardous reactions
No data available
Conditions to avoid
Avoid moisture.
Incompatible materials
Strong oxidizing agents
Hazardous decomposition products
In the event of fire: see section 5


SECTION 11. TOXICOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Information on toxicological effects
Acute toxicity
No data available
Dermal: No data available
No data available
Skin corrosion/irritation
No data available
Serious eye damage/eye irritation
No data available
Respiratory or skin sensitization
No data available
Germ cell mutagenicity
No data available
Carcinogenicity
IARC: No ingredient of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as probable, possible or confirmed human carcinogen by IARC.
ACGIH: No ingredient of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as a carcinogen or potential carcinogen by ACGIH.
NTP: No ingredient of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
identified as a known or anticipated carcinogen by NTP.
OSHA: No component of this product present at levels greater than or equal to 0.1% is
on OSHA’s list of regulated carcinogens.
Reproductive toxicity
No data available
No data available
Specific target organ toxicity - single exposure
Inhalation - May cause respiratory irritation.
Specific target organ toxicity - repeated exposure
No data available
Aspiration hazard
No data available
Additional Information
RTECS: Not available
To the best of our knowledge, the chemical, physical, and toxicological properties have not
been thoroughly investigated.


SECTION 12. ECOLOGICAL INFORMATION

Toxicity
No data available
Persistence and degradability
No data available
Bioaccumulative potential
No data available
Mobility in soil
No data available
Results of PBT and vPvB assessment
PBT/vPvB assessment not available as chemical safety assessment not required/not
conducted
Other adverse effects
No data available


SECTION 13. DISPOSAL CONSIDERATIONS

Waste treatment methods
Product
Offer surplus and non-recyclable solutions to a licensed disposal company. Contact a
licensed professional waste disposal service to dispose of this material.
Contaminated packaging
Dispose of as unused product.


SECTION 14. TRANSPORT INFORMATION

DOT (US)
Not dangerous goods
IMDG
Not dangerous goods
IATA
Not dangerous goods
Further information
Not classified as dangerous in the meaning of transport regulations.


SECTION 15. REGULATORY INFORMATION

SARA 302 Components
No chemicals in this material are subject to the reporting requirements of SARA Title III,
Section 302.
SARA 313 Components
This material does not contain any chemical components with known CAS numbers that
exceed the threshold (De Minimis) reporting levels established by SARA Title III, Section
313.
SARA 311/312 Hazards
Acute Health Hazard
Massachusetts Right To Know Components
No components are subject to the Massachusetts Right to Know Act.
Pennsylvania Right To Know Components
Holmium tribromide hydrate CAS-No.
223911-98-6
Revision Date
New Jersey Right To Know Components
Holmium tribromide hydrate CAS-No.
223911-98-6
Revision Date
California Prop. 65 Components
This product does not contain any chemicals known to the State of California to cause
cancer, birth, or any other reproductive defects.


SECTION 16. OTHER INFORMATION

Safety Data Sheet according to Regulation (EC) No. 1907/2006 (REACH). The above information is believed to be correct but does not purport to be all inclusive and shall be used only as a guide. The information in this document is based on the present state of our knowledge and is applicable to the product with regard to appropriate safety precautions. It does not represent any guarantee of the properties of the product. American Elements shall not be held liable for any damage resulting from handling or from contact with the above product. See reverse side of invoice or packing slip for additional terms and conditions of sale. COPYRIGHT 1997-2021 AMERICAN ELEMENTS. LICENSED GRANTED TO MAKE UNLIMITED PAPER COPIES FOR INTERNAL USE ONLY.

About Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate

Bromide IonHolmium(III) Bromide Hydrate is a highly water soluble crystalline Holmium source for uses compatible with Bromides and lower (acidic) pH. Metallic Bromides are marketed under the trade name AE Bromides™. Most metal bromide compounds are water soluble for uses in water treatment, chemical analysis and in ultra high purity for certain crystal growth applications. Bromide in an aqueous solution can be detected by adding Holmium disulfide (CS2) and chlorine. Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate is generally immediately available in most volumes. Ultra high purity and high purity compositions improve both optical quality and usefulness as scientific standards. Nanoscale elemental powders and suspensions, as alternative high surface area forms, may be considered. American Elements produces to many standard grades when applicable, including Mil Spec (military grade); ACS, Reagent and Technical Grade; Food, Agricultural and Pharmaceutical Grade; Optical Grade, USP and EP/BP (European Pharmacopoeia/British Pharmacopoeia) and follows applicable ASTM testing standards. Typical and custom packaging is available. Additional technical, research and safety (MSDS) information is available as is a Reference Calculator for converting relevant units of measurement.

Holmium(III) Bromide Hydrate Synonyms

Holmium bromide (HoBr3), hydrate (9CI); Holmium tribromide hydrate

Chemical Identifiers

Linear Formula HoBr3 • xH2O
MDL Number MFCD00209652
EC No. 237-524-6
Beilstein/Reaxys No. N/A
Pubchem CID 16217295
IUPAC Name tribromoholmium; hydrate
SMILES O.Br[Ho](Br)Br
InchI Identifier InChI=1S/3BrH.Ho.H2O/h3*1H;;1H2/q;;;+3;/p-3
InchI Key ZSFPAAHZCBVDRA-UHFFFAOYSA-K

Packaging Specifications

Typical bulk packaging includes palletized plastic 5 gallon/25 kg. pails, fiber and steel drums to 1 ton super sacks in full container (FCL) or truck load (T/L) quantities. Research and sample quantities and hygroscopic, oxidizing or other air sensitive materials may be packaged under argon or vacuum. Shipping documentation includes a Certificate of Analysis and Safety Data Sheet (SDS). Solutions are packaged in polypropylene, plastic or glass jars up to palletized 440 gallon liquid totes, and 36,000 lb. tanker trucks.

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