Agent Name

1,3-Dibromopropane

Alternative Name

Trimethylene bromide

CAS Number

109-64-8

Formula

C3-H6-Br2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Trimethylene dibromide; alpha,gamma-Dibromopropane; Propane, 1,3-dibromo-; Trimethylene bromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Colorless liquid with a sweet odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as an intermediate to make dyestuff, drugs, and cyclopropane; Also used as a herbicide; [HSDB]

Comments

Feeding study with young and newborn rats showed liver toxicity (hypertrophy of hepatocytes and change in biochemical parameters) and reduction of body weights; Emergency medical treatment: "1-Bromopropane." [HSDB] A mutagen; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions; [RTECS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.36 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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