Agent Name

Dibromoacetic acid

CAS Number

631-64-1

Formula

C2-H2-Br2-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Dibromoacetate; Acetic acid, 2,2-dibromo-; Acetic acid, dibromo-; [ChemIDplus] 2,2-Dibromoacetic acid; [HSDB] Dibromoethanoic acid; [IARC] UN3261

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Hygroscopic solid; [HSDB] White deliquescent solid; [IARC] Beige hygroscopic crystals; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Formed as a by-product of drinking-water disinfection; Only commercially produced for research applications; [IARC]

Comments

Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; Harmful by ingestion, inhalation, and skin absorption; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "Dichloroacetic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.02 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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