Agent Name

3,4,5,6-Tetrabromophthalic anhydride

CAS Number

632-79-1

Formula

C8-Br4-O3

Major Category

Plastics & Rubber

Synonyms

1,3-Isobenzofurandione, 4,5,6,7-tetrabromo-; Bromophthal; Bromphthal; Dion 6692 (VAN); FG 400; FG 4000; FireMaster PHT 4; PHT 4; Phthalic acid, tetrabromo-, anhydride; Phthalic anhydride, tetrabromo-; Saytex RB 49; Tetrabromophthalic acid anhydride; Tetrabromophthalic anhydride; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Acid Anhydrides, Cyclic

Description

Pale yellow solid; [HSDB] Powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a reactive flame retardant (unsaturated polyester and epoxy resins, plastics, paper, and textiles) and chemical intermediate for other flame retardants; [HSDB] Also use to make sulfobromophthalein (liver function diagnostic aid); [Reference #1]

Comments

A mutagen and mild eye irritant; Causes change in lung weight on inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] No evidence of mutagenicity in several tests using bacteria and rat liver; [HSDB] An eye and respiratory tract irritant; [CAMEO] See "ACID ANHYDRIDES."

Reference Link

NTP Review of Toxilogical Literature: Tetrabromophthalic Anhydride - 1999

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.74E-7 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 10,920 mg/m3/4h

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