Agent Name

3-Bromotoluene

CAS Number

591-17-3

Formula

C7-H7-Br

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

1-Bromo-3-methylbenzene; 3-Bromo-1-methylbenzene; 3-Methyl-1-bromobenzene; 3-Methylbromobenzene; 5-Bromotoluene; Benzene, 1-bromo-3-methyl-; Toluene, 3-bromo-; Toluene, m-bromo-; m-Bromotoluene; m-Methylbromobenzene; m-Tolyl bromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Brominated Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

Used as a solvent for fats, waxes, and resins; Also used as an intermediate and research chemical; [HSDB]

Comments

Irritant; [HSDB] An irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations can cause CNS depression; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.53 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 6800 mg/m3

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = 60 deg C; [CAMEO]

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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