Agent Name

1,2-Dibromoethylene

CAS Number

540-49-8

Formula

C2-H2-Br2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Dibromoethene; 2-Bromovinyl bromide; Acetylene dibromide; Ethene, 1,2-dibromo-; Ethylene, 1,2-dibromo-; sym-Dibromoethylene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB] Decomposes in air, moisture, or light; [Merck Index]

Sources/Uses

Research chemical; [HSDB]

Comments

Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; A lachrymator; [HSDB] Causes skin burns; Toxic if ingested, absorbed through skin, or inhaled; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

31 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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