Agent Name

1,2-Dibromo-1,1-dichloroethane

CAS Number

75-81-0

Formula

C2-H2-Br2-Cl2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Dibromo-2,2-dichloroethane; Ethane, 1,2-dibromo-1,1-dichloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Pale yellow liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

"Being developed for research for use as a chain transfer agent in the production of PVC." [HSDB]

Comments

Caused moderate eye and severe skin irritation in rabbits; Effects in high-dose animal studies include somnolence and convulsions; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.9 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 83 ppm/6h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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