Dibromoacetic acid

IUPAC Name: 2,2-dibromoacetic acid

Source: Byproduct of chlorination and chlorimation for drinking water treatment.

Summary: Dibromoacetic acid is a member of the haloacetic acids. It is specifically a member of the HAA5 disinfection byproducts. It is soluble in water up to 2,110 g/L at 25 C and pKa = 1.48 at 25 C. Upon decomposition it produces toxic fumes of bromide gas. It is a byproduct of chlorination and chlorimation during water treatment processes.

GHS Hazard Statement: H302, H312, H314, H332, GHS05, GHS07