National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Scientific Review of 2,2-bis-(Bromomethyl)-1,3-propanediol (Technical Grade)

CASRN 3296-90-0
Status: Listed in the Report on Carcinogens (RoC)

Primary Uses or Exposures: 2,2-bis-(Bromomethyl)-1,3-propanediol is used as a flame retardant in unsaturated polyester resins, for molded products, and in the production of rigid polyurethane foam. It also is used as a chemical intermediate for pentaerythritol ethers and other derivatives used as flame retardants.

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