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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)  Completed 
    • Rats: F344/N
    • Dose: MALE RATS 0, 0.62, 1.24 MMOL/KG/DAY; 5/GRP.