Agent Name

(2-Bromoethyl)benzene

CAS Number

103-63-9

Formula

C8-H9-Br

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1-Bromo-2-phenylethane; 2-Phenethyl bromide; 2-Phenyl-1-bromoethane; 2-Phenylethyl bromide; Benzene, (2-bromoethyl)-; Phenethyl bromide; Phenylethyl bromide; Phenylethyl bromide (VAN); beta-Bromoethylbenzene; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Colorless liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a starting material for the production of various beta-phenethyl derivatives, pharmaceuticals, fragrances, and other chemicals; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes somnolence in lethal-dose feeding studies of rats; [RTECS] Effects observed in rats that died during seven day feeding study include reddened adrenal glands, hemorrhagic thymus glands, and intestinal abnormalities; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Benzyl bromide."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.24 mm Hg

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