1,2-Dibromo-2,4-dicyanobutane

  • Pentanedinitrile, 2-bromo-2-(bromomethyl)-
  • 2-Bromo-2-(bromomethyl)glutaronitrile
  • Tektamer 38
  • Tektamer 38AD
  • BBMG
Formula
C6H6Br2N2
Structure
Description
Crystals with a pungent odor.
Uses
Preservative for latex paints, adhesives, latex emulsions, dispersed pigments, joint cements, metal working fluids.

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
35691-65-7
EC (EINECS/ELINCS)
252-681-0
R 22 36/37/38
S 26 36/37/39
RTECS
MA5599000
RTECS class
Tumorigen; Reproductive Effector; Primary Irritant
Merck
13,3045
Beilstein/Gmelin
1930600
EPA OPP
218500
Swiss Giftliste 1
G-95195
Canada DSL/NDSL
DSL
US TSCA
Listed
Austrailia AICS
Listed
New Zealand
Listed
Japan ENCS (MITI)
Listed
Korea ECL
Listed

Properties.
Formula
C6H6Br2N2
Formula mass
265.94
Melting point, °C
51 - 52
Boiling point, °C
328
Critical temperature
549
Critical pressure
34.7
Solubility in water
Insoluble
Partition coefficient, pKow
2.17

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep in a cool, dry, dark location in a tightly sealed container or cylinder. Keep away from incompatible materials, ignition sources and untrained individuals. Secure and label area. Protect containers/cylinders from physical damage.
Handling
All chemicals should be considered hazardous. Avoid direct physical contact. Use appropriate, approved safety equipment. Untrained individuals should not handle this chemical or its container. Handling should occur in a chemical fume hood.
Protection
Wear suitable protective clothing, gloves and eye/face protection.
Respirators
Use NIOSH/MSHA approved respirator appropriate for exposure of concern.
Small spills/leaks
Evacuate area and ventilate. Wear protective equipment. If required, use an inert absrobent. Sweep up and place in an appropriate container for disposal. Wash contaminated surfaces.
Stability
No data.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.

Fire.
Fire fighting
Wear a self-contained breathing apparatus in pressure-demand, MSHA/NIOSH (approved or equivalent), and full protective gear. During a fire, irritating and highly toxic gases may be generated by thermal decomposition or combustion. Use agent most appropriate to extinguish fire.

Health.
Poison_Class
2
Exposure effects
   Ingestion
Harmful if swallowed.
   Inhalation
Causes irritation.
   Skin
Causes irritation.
   Eyes
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
Seek medical attention. If individual is drowsy or unconscious, do not give anything by mouth; place individual on the left side with the head down. Contact a physician, medical facility, or poison control center for advice about whether to induce vomiting. If possible, do not leave individual unattended.
   Inhalation
If symptoms develop, move individual away from exposure and into fresh air. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. If breathing is difficult, administer oxygen. Keep person warm and quiet; seek immediate medical attention.
   Skin
Remove contaminated clothing. Wash exposed area with soap and water. If symptoms persist, seek medical attention. Launder clothing before reuse.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice.

Transport.