International Chemical Safety Cards

BIS(PENTABROMOPHENYL) ETHER ICSC: 1689
World Health Organization (WHO) International Labour Organization (ILO) United Nations Environmental Programme (UNEP) European Commission National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)
Decabromodiphenyl ether
Decabromo biphenyl oxide
Decabromo phenoxybenzene
Benzene 1,1' oxybis-, decabromo derivative
DBDPE
DBDPO
DBBE
DBBO
C12 Br10O
Molecular mass: 959.2
ICSC #    1689
CAS #     1163-19-5
RTECS # KN3525000
November 11, 2008 Validated
TYPES OF HAZARD/ EXPOSURE ACUTE HAZARDS/ SYMPTOMS PREVENTION FIRST AID/
FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.

In case of fire in the surroundings: use appropriate extinguishing media.
EXPLOSION


EXPOSURE


 •INHALATION
Ventilation.
Fresh air, rest.
 •SKIN
Protective gloves.
Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap.
 •EYES
Safety spectacles.
Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible).
 •INGESTION
Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.
Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink.
SPILLAGE DISPOSAL STORAGE PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into containers; if appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.
Separated from food and feedstuffs

Signal: Danger
Health haz
Causes damage to thyroid through prolonged or repeated exposure
SEE IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON BACK
ICSC: 1689 Prepared in the context of cooperation between the International Programme on Chemical Safety & the Commission of the European Communities (C) IPCS CEC 1994. No modifications to the International version have been made except to add the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.

International Chemical Safety Cards

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PHYSICAL STATE; APPEARANCE:
WHITE CRYSTALLINE POWDER

PHYSICAL DANGERS:


CHEMICAL DANGERS:
On combustion, forms toxic fumes.

OCCUPATIONAL EXPOSURE LIMITS:
TLV not established.
MAK not established.


ROUTES OF EXPOSURE:


INHALATION RISK:
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly.

EFFECTS OF SHORT-TERM EXPOSURE:


EFFECTS OF LONG-TERM OR REPEATED EXPOSURE:
The substance may have effects on the thyroid brominated PBDEs can also cause thyroid hormone imbalance. Deca-BDE significantly increased the incidence of thyroid hyperplasia and tumors among male and female mice in a two-year feeding study
PHYSICAL
PROPERTIES
Melting point: 300-310C
(See Notes)
Relative density (water = 1): 3.0
Solubility in water: none
Vapour pressure, Pa at 21C: negligible
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.27
ENVIRONMENTAL
DATA
Environmental Hazard placard Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately.
N O T E S
The substance has a variable melting and boiling range, reflecting the nature of the material and the individual manufacturing processes.
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION


ICSC: 1689 BIS(PENTABROMOPHENYL) ETHER
(C) IPCS, CEC, 1994
IMPORTANT LEGAL NOTICE: Neither NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS nor any person acting on behalf of NIOSH, the CEC or the IPCS is responsible for the use which might be made of this information. This card contains the collective views of the IPCS Peer Review Committee and may not reflect in all cases all the detailed requirements included in national legislation on the subject. The user should verify compliance of the cards with the relevant legislation in the country of use. The only modifications made to produce the U.S. version is inclusion of the OSHA PELs, NIOSH RELs and NIOSH IDLH values.