Agent Name

2-Bromobutane

Alternative Name

sec-Butyl bromide

CAS Number

78-76-2

Formula

C4-H9-Br

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

2-Butyl bromide; Butane, 2-bromo-; Methylethylbromomethane; Secondary butyl bromide; sec-Butyl bromide; [ChemIDplus] UN2339

Category

Brominated Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid with a pleasant odor; [Hawley]

Sources/Uses

Used for synthesis and as an alkylating agent; [Hawley]

Comments

Flammable liquid that is a dangerous fire risk; [Hawley] High concentrations may cause CNS depression; [HSDB] A skin, eye, nose, throat, and upper respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] An irritant; High concentrations may cause CNS depression; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

57 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 21.1 deg C; [Hawley]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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