2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromobisphenol A

Agent Name
2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromobisphenol A
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2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromobisphenol A formula graphical representation
2,2',6,6'-Tetrabromobisphenol A; 2,2-Bis(3,5-dibromo-4-hydroxyphenyl)propane; 2,2-Bis(4-hydroxy-3,5-dibromophenyl)propane; 3,3',5,5'-Tetrabromobisphenol A; 3,5,3',5'-Tetrabromobisphenol A; 4,4'-(1-Methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromophenol); 4,4'-Isopropylidenebis(2,6-dibromophenol); 4,4'-Isopropylylidenebis(2,6-dibromophenol); BA 59; Bromdian; FG 2000; Fire Guard 2000; Firemaster BP 4A; Great Lakes BA-59P; Phenol, 4,4'-(1-methylethylidene)bis(2,6-dibromo-; Phenol, 4,4'-isopropylidenebis(2,6-dibromo-; Saytex RB 100PC; Tetrabromobisphenol A; Tetrabromodian; Tetrabromodiphenylopropane; [ChemIDplus]
Halogenated Polyaromatics
Off-white solid; [HSDB] White powder; [MSDSonline]
Used as a flame retardant additive to plastics (ABS, phenolic, unsaturated polyester resins, and epoxy resin circuit boards), paper, and textiles; Also used as a plasticizer and chemical intermediate; [HSDB]
See "Carcinogenicity of some industrial chemicals," Volume 115. [IARC, News Release, 23 Feb. 2016] Not embryotoxic in rats and mice at dose that causes reduction in offspring weight; [REPROTOX] Reproductive effector; Causes hepatitis, evidence of kidney injury, and weight loss in feeding studies of mice and rats; Causes somnolence and dyspnea in lethal-dose inhalation studies of rats; [RTECS] An irritant; [MSDSonline]
Biomedical References

Exposure Assessment

Vapor Pressure
1.76E-11 mm Hg
Lethal Concentration
LC50 (rat) > 1,267 ppm/1h
Explanatory Notes
Flash point = 178 deg C; [IPCS]

Adverse Effects

Hepatoxic (a) from occupational exposure (secondary effect) or (b) in animal studies or in humans after ingestion
IARC Carcinogen
Probable (2a)

Diseases, Processes, and Activities Linked to This Agent