Agent Name

Bromobenzene

CAS Number

108-86-1

Formula

C6-H5-Br

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Benzene, bromo-; Bromobenzene; Monobromobenzene; Phenyl bromide; UN2514; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Brominated Solvents

Description

Clear liquid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent and in organic synthesis; [Merck Index]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [CAMEO] Anesthetic properties at high concentrations; Toxic to the liver in animal studies; Very toxic by ingestion with an estimated lethal dose of 50-500 mg per kilogram;[HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

4.18 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point equals 124 degrees F; boiling point equals 313 degrees F; [CAMEO]

Flammability (NFPA)

2: High ambient temperature required

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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