Testing Status of Halogenated ethanes CS (1,1,2,2-Tetrabromoethane) M960087


CASRN: 79-27-6

Formula: C2-H2-Br4

Synonyms/Common Names

  • Acetylene tetrabromide
  • TBE
  • 1,1,2,2-Tetrabromoethane (Halogenated ethanes CS)

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)

Short-Term Toxicity

  • 3 weeks (Gavage)  (C88076)  Report Complete 
    • TOX-45 (NIH Number: 96-3935)  (Tox Peer Review 08/00/1995A )
      Renal Toxicity Studies of Selected Halogenated Ethanes Administered by Gavage to F344/N Rats
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Dose: MALE RATS 0, 0.62, 1.24 MMOL/KG/DAY; 5/GRP.