Agent Name

2-Bromoethanol

Alternative Name

Ethylene bromohydrin

CAS Number

540-51-2

Formula

C2-H5-Br-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Bromo-2-ethanol; 2-Bromoethanol; 2-Bromoethyl alcohol; 2-Hydroxyethyl bromide; Bromoethanol; Ethylene bromohydrin; Ethylenebromohydrin; Glycol bromohydrin; 2-Bromo-1-ethanol; Ethanol, 2-bromo-; [ChemIDplus] UN1993

Category

Halogenated Alcohols

Description

Colorless to dark brown liquid. Sweet burning taste; [CAMEO]

Comments

Highly toxic; [Quick CPC] Corrosive to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract, it may cause chemical pneumonitis. [CHEMINFO MSDS] A skin and eye irritant and may be corrosive; Inhalation of vapors may cause loss of consciousness and respiratory distress; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.06 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 105 deg F;

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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