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IUPAC name
Other names
  • Perbromobenzene
  • HBB
3D model (JSmol)
ECHA InfoCard 100.001.613
Molar mass 551.49 g·mol−1
Appearance Monoclinic needles or white powder.[1]
Odor Odorless[2]
Melting point 327 °C (621 °F; 600 K) [2]
0.16x10−3 mg/L (insoluble)[1]
Solubility Slightly soluble in Ethanol, Diethyl ether[3]
Solubility in Acetic acid Soluble[3]
Solubility in Benzene 10%[4]
Solubility in Chloroform 10%[4]
Solubility in Petroleum ether 10%[4]
log P 6.07[1]
Safety data sheet LCSS 6905
GHS pictograms The exclamation-mark pictogram in the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)[2]
GHS signal word Danger[2]
H302, H312, H315, H319, H332, H335, H413[1]
P261, P264, P270, P271, P280, P301+312, P302+352, P304+312, P304+340, P305+351+338, P312, P321, P322, P330, P332+313, P362, P363, P403+233, P405, P501[1]
NFPA 704
Flammability code 0: Will not burn. E.g., waterHealth code 2: Intense or continued but not chronic exposure could cause temporary incapacitation or possible residual injury. E.g., chloroformReactivity code 0: Normally stable, even under fire exposure conditions, and is not reactive with water. E.g., liquid nitrogenSpecial hazards (white): no codeNFPA 704 four-colored diamond
Except where otherwise noted, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C [77 °F], 100 kPa).
Infobox references

Hexabromobenzene is an aromatic compound. It is a derivative of benzene in which all hydrogen atoms are replaced by bromine atoms.

Hexabromobenzene has seen use in high voltage capacitors as a flame retardant.[5] It also has applications as a starting material in the formation of thin graphene-like films for low cost energy storage devices and capacitors.[6]


  1. ^ a b c d e CID 6905 from PubChem
  2. ^ a b c d Record in the GESTIS Substance Database of the Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
  3. ^ a b Weast, R.C. (1979). Handbook of Chemistry and Physics (60 ed.). Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press Inc. p. C-165. ISBN 9780849315565.
  4. ^ a b c Weast, Robert C.; Astle, Melvin J. (1985). CRC Handbook of Data On Organic Compounds. 1. Boca Raton, Florida: CRC Press Inc. p. 176. ISBN 9780849304002.
  5. ^ US Grant 6909590, Tsukasa Sato, Isao Fujiwara, Makoto Morita, Kenichi Horikawa, "High voltage capacitor and magnetron", published 2004-08-09, issued 2005-06-21, assigned to TDK Corp 
  6. ^ Kudaş, Züleyha; Gür, Emre; Ekinci, Duygu (11 June 2018). "Synthesis of Graphene-like Films by Electrochemical Reduction of Polyhalogenated Aromatic Compounds and their Electrochemical Capacitor Applications". Langmuir. 34 (27): 7958–7970. doi:10.1021/acs.langmuir.8b01177. Retrieved 18 July 2018.