Ethylene Dibromide is a colorless, thick liquid with a slightly sweet, pleasant odor. It is used in waterproofing, as a solvent for plastics, resins and waxes, as a fumigant for tree crops, and in making dyes and pharmaceuticals. ethylene bromide (C2H4Br2), also called ethylene dibromide or 1,2-dibromoethane, a colourless, sweet-smelling, nonflammable, toxic liquid belonging to the family of organohalogen compounds. Exposure to ethylene dibromide primarily occurs from its past use as an additive to leaded gasoline and as a fumigant. Ethylene dibromide is extremely toxic to humans.
A comparatively minor percentage of the ethylene generated commercially is utilized for the controlled ripening of citrus fruits, tomatoes, bananas, and many other fruits, vegetables, and flowers. The majority of the ethylene produced commercially is used as a feedstock in the manufacturing of polymers and industrial chemicals.However, we frequently take access to clean, safe drinking water for granted. In reality, a substance known as ethylene dibromide (EDB) poses a major danger to several regions of the state's drinking water supply. EDB was discovered in drinking water wells in many Florida regions in 1983.
|Synonym||Edbr, 1,2- Dibromoethane||Molecular Formula||C2H4Br2|
|CAS No||106-93-4||Molecular Weight||187.86 g/mol|
|1||Physical Appearance||Colourless Liquid|
|4||Melting Point||9°C- 10°C|
|5||Boiling Point||131°C - 132°C|
|6||Soluble||Alchohol, Ether, Insoluble in Water|