Ethyl dibromoacetate can be used to produce diphenoxy-acetic acid ethyl ester. It is used in organic synthesis.
José M. Concellón; Carmen Concellón and Pamela Diaz. An Efficient Synthesis of 2-Bromo-3-hydroxy Esters by Reaction of Ketones with Ethyl Dibromoacetate Promoted by Samarium Diiodide. European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2006, 2006 (9), 2197-2200.
José M. Concellón and Carmen Méjica. Highly Selective Synthesis of Enantiopure (S,E)-α,β-Unsaturated γ-Amino Esters Through a Sequential Reaction of Ethyl Dibromoacetate with α-Amino Aldehydes Promoted by Chromium Dichloride. European Journal of Organic Chemistry. 2007, 2007 (31), 5250-5255.
Hazard Statements: H301-H315-H319-H335
Toxic if swallowed. Causes skin irritation. Causes serious eye irritation. May cause respiratory irritation.
Precautionary Statements: P261-P280a-P301+P310a-P305+P351+P338-P405-P501a
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapours/spray. Wear protective gloves and eye/face protection. IF SWALLOWED: IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing. Store locked up. Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.