Phosphorus Tribromide

Phosphorus Tribromide (PBr3) is a colorless, corrosive, fuming liquid. It is a strong reducing agent, and is water-and air-reactive. Even though it is not flammable, we still recommend a secure chemical storage building or container that meets specific regulations for storing Phosphorus Tribromide. That’s why we suggest one of the following: View All Chemical Storage Products

Phosphorus Tribromide Storing Details

  • Flammable Details: Non-flammable
  • Storage Details: Keep separated from incompatible substances. Store and handle in accordance with all current regulations and standards. Store in compliant chemical storage building.
  • Compatible Details: Incompatible with moisture, strong bases, strong oxidizing agents, reactive metals, acids, alcohols.
  • Description: Phosphorus tribromide is a colourless liquid with the formula PBr3. It fumes in air due to hydrolysis and has a penetrating odour. It is widely used in the laboratory for the conversion of alcohols to alkyl bromides.
  • Classification: CLASS 8
  • Brand Name: n/a

Phosphorus Tribromide Properties

Formula Density Boiling Point; IUPAC ID Molar Mass Soluble In Melting Point
PBr3 2.85 g/cm³ 343.°F (173.°C) Phosphorus tribromide 270.69 g/mo N/A -42.°F (-41.°C)

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