Agent Name

o-Dibromobenzene

Alternative Name

1,2-Dibromobenzene

CAS Number

583-53-9

Formula

C6-H4-Br2

Major Category

Solvents

Synonyms

Benzene, 1,2-dibromo-; Benzene, o-dibromo- (8CI); 1,2-Dibromobenzene; [ChemIDplus] UN2711

Category

Brominated Solvents

Description

Pale yellow liquid; Not miscible or difficult to mix in water; Melting point = 5-8 deg C; [MSDSonline]

Comments

An irritant; [MSDSonline] See "Bromobenzene." See "o-Dichlorobenzene."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.13 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

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

Adverse Effects
Neurotoxin

CNS Solvent Syndrome

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