Agent Name

1-Bromo-2-methylpropane

Alternative Name

Isobutyl bromide

CAS Number

78-77-3

Formula

C4-H9-Br

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Bromoisobutane; iso-Butyl bromide; Isobutyl bromide; Propane, 1-bromo-2-methyl-; [ChemIDplus] 2-Methylpropyl bromide; [Merck Index] UN2342

Category

Brominated Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [Merck Index] Light yellow liquid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to make large scale and fine chemicals; [ExPub: ECHA REACH Registrations]

Comments

A skin and strong eye irritant; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS] See "2-Bromobutane" and "1-Bromopropane."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

72 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (mouse) = 50,500 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Bromomethylpropanes."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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Diseases

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