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General Description

Synonyms: Tetrabromoethane

OSHA IMIS Code Number: 0565

Chemical Abstracts Service (CAS) Registry Number: 558-13-4

NIOSH Registry of Toxic Effects of Chemical Substances (RTECS) Identification Number: FG4725000; 25035

Department of Transportation Regulation Number (49 CFR 172.101) and Guide: 2516 151; UN2516 Keep Away From Food

Chemical Description and Physical Properties:

solid.

Exposure Limits

American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) Threshold Limit Value (TLV): 0.1 ppm, 1.4 mg/m3 TWA; 0.3 ppm, 4.1 mg/m3 STEL

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) Recommended Exposure Limit (REL): 0.1 ppm TWA, 0.3 ppm STEL

Health Factors

Health Effects: Liver damage (HE3); Potent Lachrymator (HE14)

Monitoring Methods used by OSHA

Primary Laboratory Sampling/Analytical Method (SLC1):
  • sampling media: XAD-4 Tube (80/40 mg sections, 15/50 mesh)
    analytical solvent: Toluene
    maximum volume: 10 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min (TWA)
    maximum volume: 3 Liters
    maximum flow rate: 0.2 L/min (STEL)
    current analytical method: Gas Chromatography; GC/ECD
    method reference: 2 (OSHA In-House File)
    method classification: Partially Validated

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