Agent Name

Tribromoacetic acid

CAS Number

75-96-7

Formula

C2-H-Br3-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Acetic acid, 2,2,2-tribromo-; Acetic acid, tribromo-; [ChemIDplus] 2,2,2-Tribromoacetic acid; [Merck Index] TBA; [NTP] UN3261

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Solid; [Merck Index] White crystalline solid; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Sources/Uses

Used as a catalyst for polymerization and as a brominating agent; [Merck Index]

Comments

No reproductive or general toxicity observed in oral study of rats at doses up 400 ppm in drinking water; [NTP] Causes effects on fluid and food intake, changes in liver and kidney weights, hematuria, other changes of the kidney, ureter, and bladder, and changes in blood serum composition in 14-day constant oral studies of rats; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract; [Sigma-Aldrich MSDS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00028 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

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