Agent Name

Chlorodibromomethane

CAS Number

124-48-1

Formula

C-H-Br2-Cl

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

CDBM; Dibromochloromethane; Monochlorodibromomethane; Methane, chlorodibromo-; Methane, dibromochloro-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Aliphatics, Saturated

Description

Colorless liquid; [Hawley] Pale yellow liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used to make other organic chemicals (fire extinguishing agents, aerosol propellants, refrigerants, and pesticides); [HSDB]

Comments

A skin, eye, mucous membrane, and respiratory tract irritant; Inhalation of high concentrations may cause CNS effects; May cause kidney and liver injury; May cause narcosis; [CAMEO] Causes CNS depression and evidence of liver and kidney injury after ingestion in high-dose animal experiments; [HSDB] An irritant; Effects in high-dose animal studies include injury to the liver, kidneys, and CNS (flaccid paralysis without anesthesia); [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.54 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

Other CNS Neurotoxin

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

IARC Carcinogen

Not Classifiable

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