Agent Name

Decabromobiphenyl

CAS Number

13654-09-6

Formula

C12-Br10

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,2',3,3',4,4',5,5',6,6'-Decabromobiphenyl; Adine 0102; Berkflam B 10; Biphenyl, decabromo-; Decabromodiphenyl; Flammex B 10; PBB 209; Perbromobiphenyl; Polybrominated biphenyls; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in flame retardants; Commercial mixture contains 2.9% nonabromobiphenyl and 0.3% octabromobiphenyl; No longer commercially used or produced in the US; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency medical treatment: see PCB-PBB; Some evidence of long term occupational exposure having adverse effects to thyroid, testicles, and epididymis; Effects to liver observed in 13 week feeding study with rats include vacuolization and distension of centrilobular hepatocytes; No evidence of embryotoxicity or teratogenicity; [HSDB] See "Polybrominated biphenyls."

Restricted

Manufacture discontinued in the US in 1979; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.98e-10 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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