Agent Name

p-Bromophenacyl bromide

CAS Number

99-73-0

Formula

C8-H6-Br2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,4'-Dibromoacetophenone; 4-Bromo(bromoacetyl)benzene; 4-Bromophenacyl bromide; Bromomethyl 4-bromophenyl ketone; Bromomethyl p-bromophenyl ketone; P-Bromophenacyl bromide; Parabromophenacyl bromide; alpha,4-Dibromoacetophenone; alpha,p-Dibromoacetophenone; Acetophenone, 2,4'-dibromo-; Ethanone, 2-bromo-1-(4-bromophenyl)-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Bromo-1-(4-bromophenyl)ethanone; p,alpha-Dibromoacetophenone; [Merck Index] omega,4-Dibromoacetophenone; 4,alpha-Dibromoacetophenone; [RTECS] UN3261

Category

Aromatic Ketones, Halogenated

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Off-white crystalline powder with a pungent odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to identify carboxylic acids; [Merck Index] "Phospholipidase A(2) inhibitor." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "alpha-Chloroacetophenone."

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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