Agent Name

Methyl bromoacetate

CAS Number

96-32-2

Formula

C3-H5-Br-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bromoacetic acid methyl ester; Methyl alpha-bromoacetate; Methyl monobromoacetate; Methylester kyseliny bromoctove [Czech]; Acetic acid, 2-bromo-, methyl ester; Acetic acid, bromo-, methyl ester; [ChemIDplus] Carbomethoxymethyl bromide; Methyl 2-bromoacetate; [CAMEO] UN2643

Category

Halogenated Esters

Description

Colorless to straw-colored liquid with a penetrating odor; [CAMEO] Clear light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make pharmaceuticals and vitamins; [CAMEO]

Comments

A severe skin and eye irritant; Toxic by ingestion and inhalation; [CAMEO] Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Toxic by ingestion; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Ethyl bromoacetate."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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