Agent Name

alpha-Bromobutyric acid

CAS Number

80-58-0

Formula

C4-H7-Br-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Bromobutanoic acid; 2-Bromobutyric acid; Butyric acid, alpha-bromo-; Butanoic acid, 2-bromo-; Butyric acid, 2-bromo- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] UN3265

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Oily liquid; [Merck Index]

Comments

Corrosive; [Merck Index] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Toxic by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "3-Bromopropionic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.1 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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