Agent Name

Bromotrichloromethane

CAS Number

75-62-7

Formula

C-Br-Cl3

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Carbon bromotrichloride; Carbon trichlorobromide; Methane, bromotrichloro-; Monobromotrichloromethane; Trichlorobromomethane; Trichloromethyl bromide; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Colorless liquid; Insoluble in water; [HSDB]

Sources/Uses

Used in organic synthesis and as a flame retardant; [HSDB]

Comments

Intraperitoneal LD50 (rat) = 119 mg/kg; Causes CNS depression; [ChemIDplus] Causes liver injury in animal studies; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

39 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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