Agent Name

3-Bromopropionic acid

CAS Number

590-92-1

Formula

C3-H5-Br-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Carboxyethyl bromide; 3-Bromopropanoic acid; 3-Bromopropionic acid; Propanoic acid, 3-bromo-; Propionic acid, 3-bromo-; beta-Bromopropanoic acid; beta-Bromopropionic acid; [ChemIDplus] UN3261

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] Pale yellow crystals; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical production and research; [HSDB]

Comments

Corrosive to skin; [Quick CPC] Causes burns; Inhalation of high concentration may cause chemical pneumonitis; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

Melting point = 62.5 degrees C; [HSDB] The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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