Agent Name

Dibromoacetonitrile

CAS Number

3252-43-5

Formula

C2-H-Br2-N

Major Category

Nitrogen Compounds

Synonyms

Acetonitrile, dibromo-; [ChemIDplus] Dibromocyanomethane; [ChemFinder] UN3276

Category

Nitriles

Description

Clear amber oily liquid; [CAMEO] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

By-product of water chlorination; [ChemIDplus] Exposure of general population is through drinking water; [HSDB]

Comments

An eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; A lachrymator; Can be fatal by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; [CAMEO] An irritant; Harmful if swallowed; Oral LD50 (rat) = 245 mg/kg; [MSDSonline] See "NITRILES."

Exposure Assessment
TIH

Yes

Vapor Pressure

0.3 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point > 200 deg F; [CAMEO] ERG Guide is for "Nitriles, toxic, liquid, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Other Poison

Chemical Asphyxiant

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

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