National Toxicology Program

National Toxicology Program
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Testing Status of 1,1,2,2-Tetrabromoethane - M882476

 

CASRN: 79-27-6

Related: HALOGENATED ETHANES CS (1,1,2,2-TETRABROMOETHANE)

Formula: C2-H2-Br4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Acetylene tetrabromide
  • TBE

Known Uses

As a flame retardant/fire extinguishing ingredient. As a solvent, flotation agent and as a chemical intermediate for synthesis of other commercial organic chemicals (ex sum 7/88)

Chemical Properties

Toxicity Effects (HSDB)

Special Studies

  • Absorption Disposition Metabolism Elimination (Gavage)  (S0133)  Completed 
    • Citation: Kennedy CH, Cohen KB, Bechtold WE, Chang LY, Eidson AF, Dahl AR, Henderson RF. Effect of dose on the metabolism of tetrabromoethane in F344/N rats after gavage administration.Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1993;119:23-33.Pubmed Abstract
    • Male Rats: F344/N
  • Metabolism (Gavage)  (S0127)  Completed 
    • Citation: Kennedy CH, Cohen KB, Bechtold WE, Chang LY, Eidson AF, Dahl AR, Henderson RF. Effect of dose on the metabolism of tetrabromoethane in F344/N rats after gavage administration.Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 1993;119:23-33.Pubmed Abstract
    • Male Rats: F344/N

Genetic Toxicology

  • Salmonella  (612759)  Completed 
    •  Negative 
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