2,3-Dibromohexane

Formula
C6H12Br2
Structure

Registry Numbers and Inventories.
CAS
6423-02-5
36/37/38
Beilstein Reference
3-01-00-00393

Properties.
Formula
C6H12Br2
Formula mass
243.97
Melting point, °C
-27
Boiling point, °C
196
Vapor pressure, mmHg
-.47 (25 C)
Critical temperature
401
Critical pressure
36.69
Density
1.5812 g/cm3 (20 C)
Solubility in water
61 mg/L (25 C)
Refractive index
1.5025 (20<sup>o</sup>C)
Partition coefficient, pKow
3.84
Heat of vaporization
41.83 kJ/mol

Hazards and Protection.
Storage
Keep tightly closed. Store in a cool dry place.
Protection
Compatible chemical-resistant gloves. Chemical safety goggles. Protective clothing.
Respirators
Use respirators and components tested and approved under appropriate government standards such as NIOSH (US) or CEN (EU). Where risk assessment shows air-purifying respirators are appropriate use a full-face respirator with multi-purpose combination (US) or type ABEK (EN 14387) respirator cartridges as a backup to engineering controls. If the respirator is the sole means of protection, use a full-face supplied air respirator.
Small spills/leaks
Cover with dry-lime, sand, or soda ash. Place in covered containers using non-sparking tools and transport outdoors. Ventilate area and wash spill site after material pickup is complete.
Incompatibilities
Strong oxidizing agents.
Decomposition
Carbon monoxide, Carbon dioxide, Hydrogen bromide gas.

Fire.
Flash Point,°C
74
Fire fighting
Extinguish with water spray, carbon dioxide, dry chemical powder or appropriate foam. Wear self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent contact with skin and eyes.
Hazards
Emits toxic fumes under fire conditions.

Health.
Exposure effects
Vapor or mist is irritating to the eyes, mucous membranes, and upper respiratory tract. May be harmful by inhalation, ingestion, or skin absorption.
   Skin
Causes irritation.

First aid
 
   Ingestion
If swallowed, wash out mouth with water provided person is conscious. Call a physician.
   Inhalation
If inhaled, remove to fresh air. If not breathing give artificial respiration. If breathing is difficult, give oxygen.
   Skin
In case of contact, immediately wash skin with soap and copious amounts of water. Remove contaminated clothing and shoes. Call a physician.
   Eyes
In case of contact with eyes, flush with copious amounts of water for at least 15 minutes. Assure adequate flushing by separating the eyelids with fingers. Call a physician.

Transport.