Agent Name

Acetyl bromide

CAS Number

506-96-7

Formula

C2-H3-Br-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Acetic acid, bromide; Ethanoyl bromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Clear fuming liquid with a pungent odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

Skin contact can cause blisters; Inhalation can cause acute pneumonitis; [CAMEO]

Exposure Assessment
Dangerous When Wet

Yes - A material that, by contact with water, is liable to become spontaneously flammable or to give off flammable or toxic gas at a rate greater than 1 L per kilogram of the material, per hour; [ERG 2004]

Vapor Pressure

122 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

Links to Other NLM Databases
Health Studies

Human Health Effects from Hazardous Substances Data Bank:

Toxicity Information

Search TOXNET

Chemical Information

Search ChemIDplus

Related Information in HazMap
Diseases

Occupational diseases associated with exposure to this agent:

Processes

Industrial Processes with risk of exposure: