Agent Name

Bromodichloromethane

CAS Number

75-27-4

Formula

C-H-Br-Cl2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

BDCM; Dichlorobromomethane; Dichloromonobromomethane; Methane, bromodichloro-; Monobromodichloromethane; Bromodichlormethane; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Brominated Solvents

Description

Colorless liquid; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used as chemical reagent/intermediate in organic synthesis; Also used as a fire extinguisher, solvent (fats, waxes, and resins), and as a heavy liquid for mineral and salt separations; [HSDB]

Comments

May cause skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritation; May also cause narcosis and injury to liver and kidney; [CAMEO] May cause liver and kidney injury; [ICSC]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

50 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Possible Carcinogen

NTP Carcinogen

Anticipated Human Carcinogen

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