BBC 12®; FUMAGONE®;
FUMAZONE®[C]; MEMATOCIDE®; NEMABROM®;
NEMAFUM®; NEMAGON®[C]; NEMAGON SOIL
FUMIGANT®[C]; NEMANAX®; NEMAPAZ®;
NEMASET®; NEMATOCIDE®[C]; NEMATOX®;
NEMAZON®; OS 1897®; OXY BCP®[C]; SD 1897®
A colorless liquid. Denser than water. Flash point 170°F. Boiling point 195°F. Toxic by ingestion and inhalation. Used as a pesticide and fumigant.
Some of these materials may burn, but none ignite readily. Containers may explode when heated.
Soil fumigant; nematocide; intermediate in organic synthesis.
Nematicide, Fumigant: DBCP has been used in agriculture as a nematicide
since 1955, being supplied for such use in the forms of liquid
concentrate, emulsifiable concentrate, powder, granules,
and solid material. A rebuttable presumption against
registration for pesticide uses was issued by U.S. EPA on
September 22, 1977, on the basis of oncogenicity and reproductive
effects. Then, as of November 3, 1977, EPA in a
further action suspended all registrations of end-use products,
subject to various specific restrictions. Not listed as
registered in EU countries.
Air & Water Reactions
Flammable. Soluble in water. Hydrolyzed in alkali.
Inhalation of vapors or dust is extremely irritating. May cause burning of eyes and flow of tears. May cause coughing, difficult breathing and nausea. Brief exposure effects last only a few minutes. Exposure in an enclosed area may be very harmful. Fire will produce irritating, corrosive and/or toxic gases. Runoff from fire control or dilution water may cause pollution.
1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane reacts with chemically active metals such as aluminum, magnesium, tin and their alloys. 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane will attack some rubber materials and coatings.
colourless to slightly yellow liquid