Agent Name

Hexabromobiphenyl

CAS Number

36355-01-8

Formula

C12-H4-Br6

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

HBB; Hexabromobiphenyl; Polybrominated biphenyl; 1,1'-Biphenyl, hexabromo-; Biphenyl, hexabromo-; Hexabromo-1,1'-biphenyl; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Halogenated Polyaromatics

Description

White solid; [HSDB] White or tan solid; [CAMEO]

Sources/Uses

The main component of flame retardants (Firemaster BP-6 and Firemaster FF-1) used in thermoplastics for electronics; [HSDB]

Comments

Emergency medical treatment: see PCB-PBB; High-dose animal studies have demonstrated adverse histological changes to liver, reproductive toxicity, teratogenicity, and possibly neurotoxicity, nephrotoxicity, and immunotoxicity; [HSDB] Causes abnormal development in mice and rats at maternally toxic doses; [REPROTOX] See "Polybrominated biphenyls."

Restricted

Production and use discontinued in the US in 1974; [HSDB]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

5.2E-8 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Reproductive Toxin

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Chloracne

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