Agent Name

p-Dibromobenzene

Alternative Name

1,4-Dibromobenzene

CAS Number

106-37-6

Formula

C6-H4-Br2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,4-Dibromobenzene; Benzene, 1,4-dibromo-; Benzene, p-dibromo-; p-Bromophenyl bromide; [ChemIDplus] UN2711

Category

Halogenated Monoaromatics

Description

Colorless solid; [Hawley] Colorless, white, or slightly yellow solid; [CHEMINFO] White crystalline solid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used for organic synthesis of dyestuffs and drugs; Has been used as a fumigant; [Hawley]

Comments

A skin and eye irritant; [eChemPortal: ERMA] An irritant; May cause kidney and liver injury; [MSDSonline] See "Bromobenzene." See "p-Dichlorobenzene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.05 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Dibromobenzene."

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

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