Agent Name

1,2-Bis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane

CAS Number

37853-59-1

Formula

C14-H8-Br6-O2

Major Category

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Synonyms

1,1'-(1,2-Ethanediylbis(oxy))bis(2,4,6-tribromobenzene); 1,2-Bis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane; Benzene, 1,1'-(1,2-ethanediylbis(oxy))bis(2,4,6-tribromo-; Bis-1,2-(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)ethane; FF 680; FireMaster 680; FireMaster FF 680; Ethane, 1,2-bis(2,4,6-tribromophenoxy)-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White to off-white crystalline powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flame retardant additive for thermoplastic and thermoset systems; [HSDB]

Comments

No evidence of mutagenicity; [HSDB] Not a skin irritant or sensitizer in a study with 45 human males; Not well absorbed by the GI tract and only minimal amounts found in the tissues of rats following ten days of feeding; [EPA HPVIS]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

2.38E-10 mm Hg

Lethal Concentration

LC (rat) > 36,680 mg/m3/4h

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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