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Bromodichloromethane displayed.svg
CAS number 75-27-4 YesY
PubChem 6359
ChemSpider 6119 YesY
EC number 200-856-7
KEGG C14708 YesY
ChEBI CHEBI:34591 YesY
RTECS number PA5310000
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Molecular formula CHBrCl2
Molar mass 163.8 g/mol
Appearance Colorless liquid
Density 1.980 g/cm3
Melting point −57 °C (−71 °F; 216 K)
Boiling point 90 °C (194 °F; 363 K)
Solubility in water 4.5 g/l at 20 °C
R-phrases R45 R46 R20/21/22 R36/37/38
S-phrases S45 S26 S28 S27 S36/37/39
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Bromodichloromethane is a trihalomethane with formula CHBrCl2.

It has been formerly used as a flame retardant, solvent for fats and waxes and because of its high density for mineral separation. Now it is only used as a reagent or intermediate in organic chemistry.

It can also occur in municipally-treated drinking water as a by-product of the chlorine disinfection process.[1]


  1. ^ Agency for Toxic Substances & Disease Registry, Accessed 07/10/2012,

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