Agent Name

2-Bromoacetophenone

Alternative Name

Phenacyl bromide

CAS Number

70-11-1

Formula

C8-H7-Br-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Phenacyl bromide; Bromomethyl phenyl ketone; Stauffer 4644; omega-Bromacetophenone; Acetophenone, 2-bromo- (8CI); Bromoacetophenone; Ethanone, 2-bromo-1-phenyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Bromo-1-phenylethanone; [Merck Index] UN2645

Category

Aromatic Ketones, Halogenated

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Beige crystalline solid; [Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other chemicals; [CAMEO]

Comments

A lachrymator; A severe skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [Merck Index] Slowly reacts with moisture producing hydrogen bromide; A lachrymator; Toxic by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [CAMEO] Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Aldrich MSDS] See "alpha-Chloroacetophenone."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.01 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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