Agent Name

3,5,3',5'-Tetrabromobisphenol A, epichlorohydrin polymer

CAS Number

40039-93-8

Formula

(C15-H12-Br4-O2.C3-H5-Cl-O)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromophenol), (chloromethyl)oxirane polymer; 4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromophenol), epichlorohydrin polymer; Chloromethyloxirane, polymer with 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromophenol); Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromo-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane; Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromo-, polymer with 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane; [ChemIDplus] TBBA-GE; 2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromo-4,4'-isopropylidenediphenol, oligomeric reaction products with 1-chloro-2,3-epoxypropane; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Category

Polymers

Description

Off-white crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make plastic products, computer-electronic-optical products, in general manufacturing, preparation formulation, and building and construction work; [ToxPlanet: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

Reduced body weight gain (males at 1,000 mg/kg/day) and histopathological liver changes and increased liver enzyme activity (related to treatment but not considered adverse effects) observed in 28-day oral study of rats; NOAEL for females considered to be 1000 mg/kg/day, the highest tested dose; [ToxPlanet: EPA - TSCATS] A strong eye irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Epichlorohydrin." See "2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromobisphenol A."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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