Agent Name

Hexabromobenzene

CAS Number

87-82-1

Formula

C6-Br6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Benzene, 1,2,3,4,5,6-hexabromo-; Benzene, hexabromo-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Solid; [HSDB] Powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as a flame retardant for polymers; [HSDB]

Comments

Changes in various enzyme activities were observed in high-dose animal studies; No evidence of hepatotoxicity, hepatic porphyria, fetotoxicity, or teratogenicity; [HSDB] Causes "other changes" in liver in animal experiments; [RTECS] A skin, eye, and mucous membrane irritant; [CAMEO] See "Hexachlorobenzene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.63E-8 mm Hg

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