Agent Name

1,1,1-Tribromo-2-methyl-2-propanol

CAS Number

76-08-4

Formula

C4-H7-Br3-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Propanol, 1,1,1-tribromo-2-methyl-; 2-Tribromomethyl-2-propanol; Acetonbromoform; Acetone-bromoform; Brometon; Brometone; Bromobutanol; Tribromo-tert-butyl alcohol; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Alcohols

Description

White solid with a camphor-like odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as modifier in polymerization of vinyl chloride and in other organic synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

"Abuse may lead to habituation or addiction." [HSDB] See "1-Chloro-2-propanol" and "1-Bromo-2-propanol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.00111 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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