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1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane

Synonyms & Trade Names
1-Chloro-2,3-dibromopropane; DBCP; Dibromochloropropane
CAS No.
96-12-8
RTECS No.
TX8750000
DOT ID & Guide
2872 159
Formula
CH2BrCHBrCH2Cl
Conversion
1 ppm = 9.67 mg/m3
IDLH
Ca [N.D.]
See: IDLH INDEX
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: Ca See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
: [1910.1044] TWA 0.001 ppm
Measurement Methods

None available
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Dense yellow or amber liquid with a pungent odor at high concentrations. [pesticide] [Note: A solid below 43°F.]
MW:
236.4
BP:
384°F
FRZ:
43°F
Sol:
0.1%
VP:
0.8 mmHg
IP:
?
Sp.Gr:
2.05
Fl.P(oc): 170°F
UEL:
?
LEL:
?
Class IIIA Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 140°F and below 200°F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Chemically-active metals such as aluminum, magnesium & tin alloys [Note: Corrosive to metals.]
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; drowsiness; nausea, vomiting; pulmonary edema; liver, kidney injury; sterility; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, liver, kidneys, spleen, reproductive system, digestive system
Cancer Site
[in animals: cancer of the nasal cavity, tongue, pharynx, lungs, stomach, adrenal & mammary glands]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

(See Appendix E)

NIOSH

At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration:
(APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode
(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus

Escape:
(APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having an N100, R100, or P100 filter.
Click here for information on selection of N, R, or P filters.
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0002   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0064
 
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