Agent Name

Bromoacetyl bromide

CAS Number

598-21-0

Formula

C2-H2-Br2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetyl bromide, 2-bromo-; Acetyl bromide, bromo-; [ChemIDplus] alpha-Bromoacetyl bromide; 2-Bromoacetyl bromide; Bromoethanoyl bromide; Monobromoacetyl bromide; [CAMEO] UN2513

Category

Halogenated Ketones

Description

Fuming water-white liquid with a pungent odor; [CAMEO] Colorless to light yellow liquid with an extremely irritating odor; [CHRIS] Dark brown liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used in chemical manufacture; [CAMEO]

Comments

Reacts violently with water evolving hydrogen bromide; Causes severe skin irritation and serious eye injury; Brief contact can cause second- and third-degree skin burns; [CHRIS] Readily hydrolyzes; Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Dichloroacetone." See "Hydrogen bromide."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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