Agent Name

Benzyl bromide

CAS Number

100-39-0

Formula

C7-H7-Br

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

(Bromomethyl)benzene; 1-Bromotoluene; Benzene, (bromomethyl)-; Bromophenylmethane; Cyclite; Toluene, alpha-bromo-; alpha-Bromotoluene; [ChemIDplus] UN1737

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Light brown, clear, liquid with an unpleasant odor; Melting point = -3 to -1 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make foaming agents and other organic chemicals; [Hawley]

Comments

A severe skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; Skin contact can cause redness and pain; A lachrymator; [ICSC] May cause pulmonary edema; [HSDB] Causes lacrimation; High concentrations can cause CNS depression; [Merck Index] Causes skin and eye burns; May be harmful if ingested, absorbed through skin, or inhaled; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.39 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 79 deg C; [ICSC]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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