IUPAC Name: 1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane
MCL: 0.0002 ppm
Source: Formerly used as a pesticide, today it is used in the synthesis of organic compounds.
Summary: DBCP is a synthetic chemical formerly used as a pesticide. Its use as a pesticide were banned in the United States as of 1985. It is produced today in the synthesis of organic compounds. It is a colorless liquid at room temperature that is soluble in water up to 1230 mg/L at 20 C. It is twice as dense as water at 2.08 g/mL. It is classified by the EPA as a Hazardous Air Pollutant (HAPs). It has a half-life in the atmosphere (vapor-phase only) of 37 days. Koc values ranging from 40-149 predict high mobility within soil. Volatilization is expected to be the major method of degradation in water and soil.
GHS Hazard Statement: H227, H301, H312, H315, H319, H320, H330, H335, H340, H350, H351, H360, H360F, H372, H373, H412, GHS06, GHS07, GHS08