Agent Name

1-Bromo-2-chloroethane

CAS Number

107-04-0

Formula

C2-H4-Br-Cl

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Chloro-2-bromoethane; 2-Bromo-1-chloroethane; 2-Bromoethyl chloride; 2-Chloroethyl bromide; Ethane, 1-bromo-2-chloro-; Ethylene chlorobromide; beta-Chloroethyl bromide; s-Chlorobromoethane; sym-Chlorobromoethane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Brominated Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid with a chloroform-like odor; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for fats, waxes, resins, and especially for cellulose esters and ethers; Also used for organic synthesis and as a fumigant for soil, commodities, fruits, and vegetables; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; Hazardous by all routes, including skin absorption. May induce anesthesia and cause liver and kidney injuries at high concentrations; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

33.1 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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