Agent Name

Pentabromodiphenyl ethers

CAS Number

32534-81-9

Formula

C12-H5-Br5-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

DE 71; Bromkal G 1; Pentabromodiphenyl ether; Pentabromodiphenyl oxide; Pentabromophenoxybenzene; Planelon PB 501; Saytex 125; Benzene, 1,1'-oxybis-, pentabromo deriv.; Diphenyl ether, pentabromo derivative; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

Technical product: Amber liquid; [ICSC] White solid; Technical product is amber liquid or semi-solid; [HSDB] Amber solid; [CAMEO] Clear viscous amber liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as additive flame retardant; [HSDB]

Comments

Moderately irritating to skin; [Hawley] May cause liver injury; Can be absorbed through skin; The technical product is a mixture of tetra-, penta-, and hexabromodiphenyl ethers; [ICSC] A mild skin and moderate eye irritant, based on animal studies; [CHEMINFO] See "Decabromodiphenyl ether."

Restricted

Use is severely restricted in the EU; [eChemPortal: ESIS]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) > 50,000mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Technical product: VP = 0.0075 mm Hg at 21 deg C; [ICSC] VP = 2.2E-7 to 5.5E-7 mm Hg at 25 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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