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Ethylene dibromide

Synonyms & Trade Names
1,2-Dibromoethane; Ethylene bromide; Glycol dibromide
CAS No.
106-93-4
RTECS No.
KH9275000
DOT ID & Guide
1605 154
Formula
BrCH2CH2Br
Conversion
1 ppm = 7.69 mg/m3
IDLH
Ca [100 ppm]
See: 106934
Exposure Limits
NIOSH REL
: Ca TWA 0.045 ppm C 0.13 ppm [15-minute] See Appendix A
OSHA PEL
: TWA 20 ppm C 30 ppm 50 ppm [5-minute maximum peak]
Measurement Methods

NIOSH 1008;
OSHA 2
See: NMAM or OSHA Methods
Physical Description
Colorless liquid or solid (below 50°F) with a sweet odor. [fumigant]
MW:
187.9
BP:
268°F
FRZ:
50°F
Sol:
0.4%
VP:
12 mmHg
IP:
9.45 eV
Sp.Gr:
2.17
Fl.P:
NA
UEL:
NA
LEL:
NA
Noncombustible Liquid
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Chemically-active metals such as sodium, potassium, calcium, hot aluminum & magnesium; liquid ammonia; strong oxidizers
Exposure Routes
inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms
irritation eyes, skin, respiratory system; dermatitis with vesiculation; liver, heart, spleen, kidney damage; reproductive effects; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs
Eyes, skin, respiratory system, liver, kidneys, reproductive system
Cancer Site
[in animals: skin & lung tumors]
Personal Protection/Sanitation
(See protection codes)
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: No recommendation
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid
(See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations

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
Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus

Important additional information about respirator selection

See also: INTRODUCTION   See ICSC CARD: 0045   See MEDICAL TESTS: 0103
 
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