Agent Name

1,1-Dibromoethane

CAS Number

557-91-5

Formula

C2-H4-Br2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Ethylidene dibromide; Ethane, 1,1-dibromo-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Liquid; [HSDB] Clear, slightly brown liquid; Stabilized with potassium carbonate; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a research chemical; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen; [RTECS] Not mutagenic to Salmonella typhimurium (TA 102 and TA 2638) or two strains of Escherichia coli; Highly genotoxic and cytotoxic to Salmonella typhimurium tester strain NM5004, but not to original host strain TA 1535; Emergency medical treatment: see "1-Bromopropane." [HSDB] May cause irritation; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

25.6 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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