CAS ID #: 106-93-4
Affected Organ Systems: None
Cancer Effects: None
Chemical Classification: None
Summary: Ethylene dibromide is a nonflammable colorless liquid with a sweet chloroform-like odor at room temperature above 50ºF (10ºC). It is slightly soluble in water and soluble in most organic solvents. It is heavier than water. When heated to decomposition, it may release gases and vapors such as hydrogen bromide, bromine, and carbon monoxide. Ethylene dibromide should be stored in a dry place at ambient temperature.
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- Page last updated: March 3, 2011
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