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DIPHENYLETHER, OCTABROMO DERIVATIVE
ICSC: 1667
Peer-Review Status: 11.11.2008 Validated
Octabromodiphenyl Ether
1,1'-Oxybisoctabromo benzene
Octabromodiphenyl oxide 
CAS #: 32536-52-0 RTECS #: DA6626666
EINECS #: 251-087-9
    Formula: C12H2Br8O/C6HBr4-O-C6HBr4
Molecular mass: 801.38

TYPES OF
HAZARD /
EXPOSURE
ACUTE HAZARDS / SYMPTOMS      PREVENTION      FIRST AID / FIRE FIGHTING
FIRE Not combustible.    In case of fire in the surroundings, use appropriate extinguishing media. 
EXPLOSION      
 
EXPOSURE   AVOID EXPOSURE OF BREASTFEEDING WOMEN!   
Inhalation Cough.  Avoid inhalation of dust. Use ventilation.  Fresh air, rest. 
Skin   Protective gloves.  Rinse and then wash skin with water and soap. 
Eyes   Wear safety spectacles.  Rinse with plenty of water (remove contact lenses if easily possible). 
Ingestion   Do not eat, drink, or smoke during work.  Rinse mouth. Give one or two glasses of water to drink. 

SPILLAGE DISPOSAL
PACKAGING & LABELLING
Personal protection: particulate filter respirator adapted to the airborne concentration of the substance. Sweep spilled substance into covered containers. If appropriate, moisten first to prevent dusting.   
EC Classification
Symbol: T; R: 61-62; S: 53-45 
UN Classification
 
GHS Classification
Signal: Warning
Suspected of damaging fertility or the unborn child
May cause harm to breast-fed children 
cancer;health haz

EMERGENCY RESPONSE SAFE STORAGE
  Separated from food and feedstuffs. 

IMPORTANT DATA
Physical State; Appearance
WHITE FLAKES OR POWDER. 

Physical dangers
No data. 

Chemical dangers
Decomposes on heating. This produces corrosive gases including bromine. 

Occupational exposure limits
TLV not established.
MAK (not established):. 

Routes of exposure
The substance can be absorbed into the body by inhalation and by ingestion. 

Inhalation risk
A nuisance-causing concentration of airborne particles can be reached quickly. 

Effects of short-term exposure
 

Effects of long-term or repeated exposure
Animal tests show that this substance possibly causes toxicity to human reproduction or development. The substance may have effects on the liver. 


PHYSICAL PROPERTIES ENVIRONMENTAL DATA
Melting point: 167-257°C
See Notes.
Relative density (water = 1): 2.9
Solubility in water: very poor
Vapour pressure: negligible
Octanol/water partition coefficient as log Pow: 6.29  
Environmental effects from the substance have not been investigated adequately. 

NOTES
Other melting points: 130-155°C ; 70-150°C and 167-257°C.
The substance has a variable melting and boiling range, reflecting the nature of the material and the individual manufacturing processes. 

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
 

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