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A12943 1,1,2,2-Tetrabromoethane, 97%

CAS Number
79-27-6
Synonyms

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1,1,2,2-Tetrabromoethane, 97%

MDL
MFCD00000133
EINECS
201-191-5

Chemical Properties

Formula
Br2CHCHBr2
Formula Weight
345.67
Boiling Point
118-120°/15mm
Density
2.967
Refractive Index
1.6370
Storage & Sensitivity
Ambient temperatures.
Solubility
Immiscible with water.

Applications

1,1,2,2-Tetrabromoethane is useful for the separation of minerals from supporting rock. It is used as a solvent for fats, greases, oils and waxes. It acts as a mercury substitute in the production of gauges and balancing equipment. It finds application as a floating agent used in processing and separation of mineral oils. Further, it is used as refractive index liquid in microscopy. In addition to this, it is also employed as a flame-retardant additive for polystyrenes, polyurethanes and polyolefins.

Notes

Light sensitive. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents, aluminum, magnesium, alkali metals and zinc.

Literature References

Petrov, A. R.; Derheim, A.; Oetzel, J.; Leibold, M.; Bruhn, C.; Scheerer, S.; Oßwald, S.; Winter, R. F.; Siemeling, U. A Stable Planar-Chiral N-Heterocyclic Carbene with a 1,1'-Ferrocenediyl Backbone. Inorg. Chem. 2015, 54 (13), 6657-6670.

Afreh, I.; Wujcik, E. K.; Blasdel, N.; Sauer, B.; Kaya, S.; Duirk, S.; Monty, C. N. Detection of halogenated organics by their inhibitory action in a catalytic reaction between dimethyl acetylenedicarboxylate and 2-methyl-4-nitroaniline. J. Anal. Chem. 2015, 70 (7), 825-830.

GHS Hazard and Precautionary Statements

Hazard Statements: H319-H330

Causes serious eye irritation. Fatal if inhaled.

Precautionary Statements: P260-P271-P284-P304+P340-P305+P351+P338-P310-P501c

Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Use only outdoors or in a well-ventilated area. Wear respiratory protection. IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing. IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician. Dispose of contents/ container to an approved waste disposal plant

Other References

Merck
14,9185
Hazard Class
6.1
Packing Group
III
Harmonized Tariff Code
2903.39
TSCA
Yes

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