Agent Name

beta-Bromo-beta-nitrostyrene

CAS Number

7166-19-0

Formula

C8-H6-Br-N-O2

Major Category

Other Uses

Synonyms

(2-Bromo-2-nitrovinyl)benzene; Bromonitrostyrene; Giv-cide BNS; Giv-gard; Giv-gard BNS; Slime-trol; Benzene, (2-bromo-2-nitroethenyl)-; Styrene, beta-bromo-beta-nitro-; [ChemIDplus] 10245-W; (2-Bromo-2-nitroethenyl)benzene; Bromonitrostyrene, beta-, beta-; 2-Bromo-2-nitroethenylbenzene; [NTP]

Category

Biocides/Disinfectants

Description

Yellow solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Formerly registered in the US for use as an industrial preservative; [NPIRS] A wide-spectrum biocide; Used as a pesticide, fungicide, and antimicrobial; Also used to prevent slime in pulp and paper mills; [NTP]

Comments

Dose dependent irritation observed in 21-day dermal study of rabbits; No evidence of teratogenicity or developmental toxicity in rats; [ToxPlanet: Cal/EPA: DPR] Testicular degeneration observed in mice and rats that died early in 4-week oral studies; Significant GI inflammation and necrosis; [NTP] Readily hydrolyzed by water; [CAMEO]

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