Agent Name

Tribromoacetaldehyde

CAS Number

115-17-3

Formula

C2-H-Br3-O

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

Bromal; 2,2,2-Tribromoacetaldehyde; Acetaldehyde, tribromo-; Bromal (6CI); Acetaldehyde, 2,2,2-tribromo-; [ChemIDplus]

Category

Aldehydes

Description

Yellowish liquid; [Merck Index] Orange liquid; [MSDSonline]

Sources/Uses

Used in medicine and for organic synthesis; [HSDB]

Comments

Causes convulsions in lethal-dose feeding studies of mice and rats; [RTECS] A corrosive substance that can cause injury to the skin, eyes, and respiratory tract; A lachrymator; Effects in lethal-dose animal studies include convulsions; [MSDSonline]

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

1.52 mm Hg

Adverse Effects
Lacrimator

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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