Agent Name

2-Bromopropanoic acid

CAS Number

598-72-1

Formula

C3-H5-Br-O2

Major Category

Other Classes

Synonyms

2-Bromopropionic acid; alpha-Bromopropionic acid; Propanoic acid, 2-bromo-; Propionic acid, 2-bromo-; [ChemIDplus] 2-BPA; [RTECS] UN3261

Category

Organic Acids

Description

Colorless melt; mp = 25 deg C; [Alfa Aesar MSDS]

Comments

Causes other degenerative changes in brain, ataxia, changes in sodium, and muscle weakness in 2- and 3-day intermittent oral studies of rats; [RTECS] Causes burns; Inhalation may cause corrosive injuries to upper respiratory tract and lungs; Harmful by ingestion; [Alfa Aesar MSDS] See "3-Bromopropionic acid."

Exposure Assessment
Vapor Pressure

0.29 mm Hg

Explanatory Notes

The Guide in the Emergency Response Guidebook is for "Corrosive solid, acidic, organic, n.o.s."

Adverse Effects
Toxic Pneumonitis

Yes

Dermatotoxin

Skin Burns

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