NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards

1,2-Dibromo-3-chloropropane CAS 96-12-8
Synonyms & Trade Names
1-Chloro-2,3-dibromopropane; DBCP; Dibromochloropropane
DOT ID & Guide
2872 159
NIOSH REL: Ca See Appendix A
OSHA PEL: [1910.1044] TWA 0.001 ppm
IDLH Ca [N.D.] Conversion 1 ppm = 9.67 mg/m3
Physical Description
Dense yellow or amber liquid with a pungent odor at high concentrations. [pesticide] [Note: A solid below 43°F.]
MW: 236.4
BP: 384°F
FRZ: 43°F
Sol: 0.1%
VP: 0.8 mmHg
IP: ?

Sp.Gr: 2.05
Fl.P(oc): 170°F
UEL: ?
LEL: ?

Class IIIA Combustible Liquid: Fl.P. at or above 140F and below 200F.
Incompatibilities & Reactivities
Chemically-active metals such as aluminum, magnesium & tin alloys [Note: Corrosive to metals.]
Measurement Methods
None available
Personal Protection & Sanitation
Skin: Prevent skin contact
Eyes: Prevent eye contact
Wash skin: When contaminated/Daily
Remove: When wet or contaminated
Change: Daily
Provide: Eyewash, Quick drench
First Aid (See procedures)
Eye: Irrigate immediately
Skin: Soap wash immediately
Breathing: Respiratory support
Swallow: Medical attention immediately
Respirator Recommendations NIOSH
At concentrations above the NIOSH REL, or where there is no REL, at any detectable concentration: (APF = 10,000) Any self-contained breathing apparatus that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode/(APF = 10,000) Any supplied-air respirator that has a full facepiece and is operated in a pressure-demand or other positive-pressure mode in combination with an auxiliary self-contained positive-pressure breathing apparatus
Escape: (APF = 50) Any air-purifying, full-facepiece respirator (gas mask) with a chin-style, front- or back-mounted organic vapor canister having a high-efficiency particulate filter/Any appropriate escape-type, self-contained breathing apparatus
Exposure Routes inhalation, skin absorption, ingestion, skin and/or eye contact
Symptoms Irritation eyes, skin, nose, throat; drowsiness; nausea, vomiting; pulmonary edema; liver, kidney injury; sterility; [potential occupational carcinogen]
Target Organs Eyes, skin, respiratory system, central nervous system, liver, kidneys, spleen, reproductive system, digestive system

Cancer Site [in animals: cancer of the nasal cavity, tongue, pharynx, lungs, stomach, adrenal & mammary glands]