Nitric acid and bromine combination is generally used for aromatic bromination. It can be safely manipulated inside a chemical fume hood using proper PPE and by using proper reaction set-ups.
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I‰??m posting the question on behalf of a Canadian colleague. His direct e-mail is andrewcutz**At_Symbol_Here**hotmail.com
This is Andrew Cutz, CIH in Toronto, Canada. Would you be aware of any specific chemical laboratory guidelines when working with Bromine in combination with Aqua Regia? A client would like to inspect the chemical laboratory fume hood and associated mechanical exhaust system - addressing on-going occupant "bromine odour" complaints and concerns. Looks like that this is a pretty nasty (hazardous) stuff... not to be used by novices!
Any guidance and potential leads would be much appreciated at this stage.
Thank you in advance,
Andrew Cutz (B.Sc., DIH, CIH, FAIHA‰?˘) | Managing Principal - Occupational Hygiene | Health+Safety Matters & Associates
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