Agent Name

2,3-Dibromopropanol

CAS Number

96-13-9

Formula

C3-H6-Br2-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,2-Dibromopropan-3-ol; 1-Propanol, 2,3-dibromo-; 2,3-Dibromo-1-propanol; 2,3-Dibromopropyl alcohol; Brominex 257; DBP (flame retardant); Dibromopropanol; 1-Propanol, 2,3-dibromo-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Alcohols

Description

Colorless to slightly yellow liquid; [CAMEO] Faintly yellow clear viscous liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make flame retardants, insecticides, and pharmaceuticals; [HSDB]

Comments

A mutagen, tumorigen and severe eye irritant; Causes somnolence and dyspnea in lethal-dose inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; Harmful by inhalation, ingestion, and skin absorption; [CAMEO] A severe eye irritant; Readily absorbed through skin; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.09 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 9,920 mg/m3/4h

Explanatory Notes

Flash point > 113 deg C; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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