National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program

Testing Status of 2,4,6-Tribromophenol - M20104


CASRN: 118-79-6

Formula: C6-H3-Br3-O

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Bromol

Known Uses

Antiseptic. Flame retardant. Chemical intermediate. There is potential for exposure thru consumption of contaminated foods (fish and drinking water) and inhalation of air containing emissions from leaded gas containing dibromoethane. Associated with tobacco: reported either as a natural component of tobacco, pyrolysis product (in tobacco smoke), or additive for one or more types of tobacco products.

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (126606)  Completed 
    • Citation: Zeiger E, Anderson B, Haworth S, Lawlor T, Mortelmans K, Speck W. Salmonella mutagenicity tests: III. Results from the testing of 255 chemicals. Environ Mutagen. 1987;9 Suppl 9:1-109.
    •  Negative 
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