Agent Name

Pentabromophenol

CAS Number

608-71-9

Formula

C6-H-Br5-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2,3,4,5,6-Pentabromophenol; Flammex 5BP; Pentabromfenol [Czech]; Phenol, pentabromo-; Phenol, 2,3,4,5,6-pentabromo-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Phenols

Description

Beige to brown solid; [ICSC] Orange or tan powder; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used as flame retardant and to make pentabromophenoxy compounds; [HSDB]

Comments

No listed effects of short-term or long-term exposure; "Insufficient data are available on the effect of this substance on human health, therefore utmost care must be taken." [ICSC] A skin, eye, and respiratory tract irritant; [HSDB] An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Pentachlorophenol."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

3.85E-7 mm Hg

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