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EINECS 204-278-6
CAS No. 118-79-6 Density 2.55 g/cm3
Solubility 71 mg/L (15 °C) in water Melting Point 90-94 °C(lit.)
Formula C6H3Br3O Boiling Point 286.8 °C at 760 mmHg
Molecular Weight 330.82 Flash Point 109.7 °C
Transport Information Appearance
Safety 26-36-61-37/39-45-36/37-16-7-24/25-23-53 Risk Codes 36/37/38-51/53-20/22-39/23/24/25-23/24/25-11-63-43-45
Molecular Structure Molecular Structure of 118-79-6 (Phenol,2,4,6-tribromo-) Hazard Symbols HarmfulXn,DangerousN

1,3,5-Tribromo-2-hydroxybenzene;Bromkal Pur 3;Bromol;Flammex 3BP;NSC 2136;PH 73;


2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL Chemical Properties

Molecular Formula: C6H3Br3O
Formula Weight: 330.8
mp of 2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL (118-79-6): 90-94 °C(lit.)
bp of 2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL (118-79-6): 282-290 °C 746 mm Hg(lit.)
density : 2.55
vapor density : 11.4 (vs air)
Fp of 2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL (118-79-6): 282-290°C subl.
storage temp. : 2-8°C
Water Solubility : 71 mg/L (15 oC)
Solubility : Soluble in alcohol, chloroform, ethyl ether and caustic solution, almost insoluble in water and suitable.
Appearance: white to pink powder


2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL (118-79-6) can be used as antiseptic & germicide (eg, in pharmaceutical prepns). It is also used for producing disinfectant and preservative drug bismuth tribromophenate.
2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL (118-79-6) is used also as an flame retardant in epoxy, polyurethane, plastics, paper, textiles and others; as well as an intermediate for the production of other commercial flame retardants and fire extinguishing media. It can be used as an antiseptic agent.

2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL Production

2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL (118-79-6) is synthesized from phenol by bromination.

2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL Toxicity Data With Reference


orl-rat LD50:2 g/kg

   85JCAE    Prehled Prumyslove Toxikologie; Organicke Latky Marhold, J.,Prague, Czechoslovakia.: Avicenum,1986,524.

2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL Consensus Reports

Reported in EPA TSCA Inventory.

2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL Safety Profile

Hazard Codes :  Xi, Xn,  N,  T,  F
The Risk Statements information of  2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL (118-79-6) : 36/37/38-51/53-20/22-39/23/24/25-23/24/25-11-63-43-45 (Irritating to eyes, respiratory system and skin; Toxic to aquatic organisms, may cause long-term adverse effects in the aquatic environment; Harmful by inhalation and if swallowed; Toxic: danger of very serious irreversible effects through inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed; Toxic by inhalation, in contact with skin and if swallowed; Highly Flammable; Possible risk of harm to the unborn child; May cause sensitization by skin contact; May cause cancer)
The Safety Statements information of  2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL (118-79-6): 26-36-61-37/39-45-36/37-16-7-24/25-23-53 (In case of contact with eyes, rinse immediately with plenty of water and seek medical advice; Wear suitable protective clothing; Avoid release to the environment; Wear suitable gloves and eye/face protection; In case of accident or if you feel unwell, seek medical advice immediately; Wear suitable protective clothing and gloves; Keep away from sources of ignition - No smoking; Keep container tightly closed; Avoid contact with skin and eyes; Do not breathe gas/fumes/vapor/spray; Avoid exposure - obtain special instruction before use)
RIDADR : UN 1230 3/PG 2
WGK Germany : 2
RTECS : SN1225000
Slightly toxic by ingestion. A powerful irritant to skin, eyes, and mucous membranes. May be absorbed dermally. When heated to decomposition it emits toxic fumes of Br. See also BROMIDES and CHLOROPHENOLS.

2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL Standards and Recommendations

LOSS ON DRYING: 0.5% max

2,4,6-TRIBROMOPHENOL Specification

Storage: Store in a tightly closed container. Store in a cool, dry place.

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