1,2-dibromotetrachloroethane is used as a fire-proofing agent. It is actively involved in the conversion of sulfones to alkenes by Ramberg-Backlund rearrangement. It is an effective replacement for ozone depleting solvents like dibromodifluoromethane and tetrabromodifluoroethane. It is also utilized as a brominating reagent. In analytical chemistry, it is used in quantitative determination of perhalogenated compounds by high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC).
Insoluble in water.
Keep container tightly closed in a dry and well-ventilated place. Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents.
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes skin irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
May cause respiratory irritation.
GHS P Statement
Avoid breathing dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF INHALED: Remove to fresh air and keep at rest in a position comfortable for breathing.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
RTECSNumber : KH9366000