Pharmaceuticals, air-conditioning, humectant, drying agent, batteries, low temperature heat-exchange mediumLithium bromide is used for reconstitution of brines, as swelling agent for proteins and as electrolyte component in lithium battery. Used as brazing and welding flux. Lithium bromide is used as catalyst for the condensation of carbonyl compounds with active methylene compounds in the absence of solvent, operating medium for air-conditioning and industrial drying system. Also used in manufacturing pharmaceuticals and alkylation process. It also plays an important role in the synthesis of dihydropyrimidinones.
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Meek, K. M.; Sharick, S.; Ye, Y.; Winey, K. I.; Elabd, Y. A. Bromide and Hydroxide Conductivity-Morphology Relationships in Polymerized Ionic Liquid Block Copolymers. Macromolecules 2015, 48 (14) , 4850-4862.
Hazard Statements: H302-H315-H319-H317
Harmful if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause an allergic skin reaction.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P305+P351+P338-P301+P312a-P363-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. IF SWALLOWED: Call a POISON CENTER/doctor if you feel unwell. Wash contaminated clothing before reuse. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.