Agent Name

Allyl bromide

CAS Number

106-95-6

Formula

C3-H5-Br

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Bromo-2-propene; 1-Propene, 3-bromo-; 2-Propenyl bromide; 3-Bromo-1-propene; 3-Bromopropene; 3-Bromopropylene; Bromallylene; Propene, 3-bromo-; [ChemIDplus] UN1099

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Unsaturated

Description

Colorless to light yellow liquid with an irritating, unpleasant odor; [Hawley] Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make perfumes, resins (copolymer with sulfur dioxide), fragrances, plastics, and dyestuffs; Also used as an insecticidal fumigant and contact poison; [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; May cause severe burns to skin and eyes; May be mutagenic; [HSDB] May polymerize; A strong reducing agent; A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] No evidence of "carcinogenic activity" in mice fed up to 8 mg/kg by corn oil gavage 5 days a week for 40 weeks; [NTP] TLV basis is eye and upper respiratory tract irritant; [ACGIH] A lachrymator; [CHEMINFO]

Exposure Assessment
Skin Designation (ACGIH)

Yes

TLV (ACGIH)

0.1 ppm

STEL (ACGIH)

0.2 ppm

Vapor Pressure

136 mm Hg

RD50

257 ppm

Lethal Concentration

LC50 (rat) = 2020 ppm/30min

Explanatory Notes

Flash point = -1 deg C; [HSDB]

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

ACGIH Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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