Agent Name

Bromoacetone

CAS Number

598-31-2

Formula

C3-H5-Br-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

1-Bromo-2-propanone; 2-Propanone, 1-bromo-; 2-Propanone, bromo-; Acetonyl bromide; Acetyl methyl bromide; Acetylmethyl bromide; BA (tear gas); Bromo-2-propanone; Bromomethyl methyl ketone; Martonite; Monobromoacetone; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Other Toxic Gases & Vapors

Description

Colorless liquid that turns violet and then black on standing; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Was used as a chemical war gas; [CAMEO]

Comments

A lachrymator; May cause burns and very toxic by inhalation; [CAMEO] Heavy inhalation exposure can cause acute pneumonitis; [NJ-HSFS] Causes lachrymation; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

90 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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