Agent Name

1,4-Dibromo-2,3-butanedione

CAS Number

6305-43-7

Formula

C4-H4-Br2-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

1,4-Dibromobutanedione; 2,2'-Dibromobiacetyl; 2,3-Butanedione, 1,4-dibromo-; S 67; 1,4-Dibromobutane-2,3-dione; [ChemIDplus] sym-Dibromodiacetyl; [MP Biomedicals MSDS]

Category

Halogenated Ketones

Description

Light yellow powder; [Aldrich MSDS] Irritating odor; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Sources/Uses

"Reacts covalently with pyruvate kinase from rabbit muscle to cause inactivation of the enzyme." [ChemIDplus]

Comments

Causes acute pulmonary edema and diffuse hepatitis in intravenous lethal-dose studies of dogs; [RTECS] A skin and strong eye irritant; [Aldrich MSDS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Adverse Effects
Hepatotoxin

Hepatotoxin, Secondary

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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