Agent Name

p-Bromobenzyl bromide

CAS Number

589-15-1

Formula

C7-H6-Br2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Bromo-4-(bromomethyl)benzene; 4-Bromobenzyl bromide; alpha,p-Dibromotoluene; alpha,4-Dibromotoluene; Benzene, 1-bromo-4-(bromomethyl)-; Toluene, p,alpha-dibromo- (8CI); [ChemIDplus] p,alpha-Dibromotoluene; [Merck Index] UN1759

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Solid with an agreeable aromatic odor; [Merck Index] White crystalline powder; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used to identify aromatic carboxylic acids; [Merck Index]

Comments

An eye, mucous membrane, nose, and throat irritant; [Merck Index] Causes burns and lachrymation; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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