Agent Name

o-Bromophenol

CAS Number

95-56-7

Formula

C6-H5-Br-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Bromfenol [Czech]; 2-Bromophenol; Phenol, 2-bromo-; Phenol, o-bromo-; [ChemIDplus] 2-BP; [INCHEM CICADS]

Category

Phenols

Description

Yellow to red oily liquid with an unpleasant odor; mp = 6 deg C; [Merck Index] Pale yellow liquid with an odor like phenol; mp = 5 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a precursor to resorcinol; [HSDB]

Comments

Nephrotoxicity observed in rats at high doses; [INCHEM CICADS] Causes other changes in urine composition, other changes of the kidney, and proteinuria in acute oral studies of rats; Causes tremor, convulsions, and muscle weakness in subcutaneous lethal-dose studies of guinea pigs; Causes delayed allergic hypersensitivity (multiple organ involvement) in 140-day intermittent inhalation studies of mice; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; Harmful by ingestion and skin absorption; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "2-Chlorophenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.03 mm Hg

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