White crystalline powder based Tetra Bromo Bis Phenol A (TBBA) is a type of laboratory chemical used for producing synthetic fabrics and plastic paints. This chemical acts as reactive flame retarding factor for polycarbonate. During production of HIPS and ABS thermoplastics, this chemical serves as synthetic additive. Available in pure form, this Tetrabromobisphenol A (TBBPA) contains bromine, volatile matter, moisture and iron in precise amount.
Production: Tetrabromobisphenol A is produced by the reaction of bromine with bisphenol A. Most commercial TBBPA products consist of a mixture that differ in the degree of bromination with the formula C15H16 - xBrxO2 where x = 1 to 4. Its fire-retarding properties correlate with %Br.
Tetra Bromo Bis Phenol A Properties:
- IUPAC name: 4,4 (Propane-2,2-diyl)bis(2,6-dibromophenol)
- Molar mass: 543.9 g/mol
- Formula: C15H12Br4O2
- Melting point: 178 degree centigrade
- Boiling point: 250 degree centigrade
- ChemSpider ID: 6366
- Density: 2,12 g cm - 3 (20 degree centigrade)
- Solubility in water: insoluble
- CAS Number: 79-94-7
Key Facts of Tetrabromobisphenol A:
- This compound is a brominated flame retardant.
- It is highly demanded in industries as a common fire retardant.
- A reactive application bonds TBBPA chemically to polymers.
- The atmosphere, hydrosphere, soil, and sediment contain trace concentrations of TBBPA emitted from different processes.