Agent Name

2-Bromo-2-methylpropionyl bromide

CAS Number

20769-85-1

Formula

C4-H6-Br2-O

Major Category

Toxic Gases & Vapors

Synonyms

Propanoyl bromide, 2-bromo-2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Bromoisobutyryl bromide; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] UN3265

Category

Acid Halides

Description

Colorless liquid with an acrid odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make fine and large scale chemicals; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Causes burns; May cause skin sensitization; Harmful by ingestion; Possible human mutagen; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations] Corrosive to rabbit skin; 95% sensitization rate in guinea pig maximization study; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] Reacts violently with water; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive liquid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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