Agent Name

1-Bromo-2-fluoroethane

CAS Number

762-49-2

Formula

C2-H4-Br-F

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Bromofluoroethane; 2-Fluoroethyl bromide; Ethane, 1-bromo-2-fluoro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Brominated Solvents

Description

Pale yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

The bromine-containing fluorocarbons are used in fire extinguishers; [HSDB]

Comments

LCLo (rat) = 11 ppm in a 4-hour exposure that causes seizures or lowering of the seizure threshold; [RTECS] Fluorocarbon refrigerants cause confusion and CNS depression in animals exposed to high concentrations; [HSDB] An irritant; Danger through skin absorption; Effects in high-dose animal studies include convulsions or effect on seizure threshold; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Lethal Concentration

LCLo (rat) = 11 ppm/4h

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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