ethylene dibromide

Synonyms: "1,2-dibromoethane", "ethylene bromide", "sym-dibromoethane", "alpha,beta-dibromoethane", "glycol bromide"

Source: ethylene dibromide is a naturally occurring (small amounts found in oceans) colorless liquid used in certain reactions. It used to be a common pesticide but its use in this context was banned in 1984 by the US EPA. It is used sparingly today as a fumigant to kill termites and cockroaches.


IUPAC Name: 1,2-dibromoethane
CAS Number: 106-93-4
PubChem ID: 7839
Canonical SMILES: C(CBr)Br

Structural Properties:

Molecular Formula: C2H4Br2
Molecular Weight: 187,861

Pharmacophore Features:

Number of bond donors: 0
Number of bond acceptors: 0
Number of atoms different from hydrogen: 4


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Toxicological Information

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Evidence Supporting This Chemical as an Endocrine Disruptor
TEDX List of Potential Endocrine Disruptors

Schrader SM, Turner TW, Ratcliffe JM. 1988. The effects of ethylene dibromide on semen quality: a comparison of short-term and chronic exposure. Reprod Toxicol 2(3-4):191-198.

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