Agent Name

Bisphenol A, epichlorohydrin, tetrabromobisphenol A polymer

CAS Number

26265-08-7

Formula

(C15-H16-O2.C15-H12-Br4-O2.C3-H5-Cl-O)x-

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bisphenol, (chloromethyl)oxirane, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromophenol polymer; Tetrabromobisphenol A, bisphenol A, epichlorohydrin polymer; Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromo-, polymer with (chloromethyl)oxirane and 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(phenol); Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromo-, polymer with 2-(chloromethyl)oxirane and 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(phenol); [ChemIDplus] D.E.R. 538; [ToxPlanet: EPA] EPON Resin 1183; EPIKOTE Resin 1183; [Hexion MSDS]

Category

Polymers

Description

Solid; [ToxPlanet: EPA] Amber coarse powder with a mild odor; [Hexion MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flame retardant resin in printed circuit boards (PCB's); [ToxPlanet: EPA]

Comments

A strong skin sensitizer in guinea pigs; [ToxPlanet: EPA] An irritant; May cause skin sensitization; [Hexion MSDS] See "Bisphenol A," "Epichlorohydrin," and "2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromobisphenol A."

Adverse Effects
Skin Sensitizer

Yes

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