2-propenoic acid, (pentabromo)methyl ester

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Definition of 2-propenoic acid, (pentabromo)methyl ester:
2-propenoic acid, (pentabromo)methyl ester, also known as pentabromobenzyl acrylate, belongs to the group of brominated flame retardants
This is the common definition for 2-propenoic acid, (pentabromo)methyl ester, other definitions can be discussed in the article


Pentabromobenzyl acrylate

Pentabromobenzyl acrylate is a flame retardant which can polymerise. It is mostly used in textile coatings and to make plastics heat resistant[1] [2].

There is very limited knowledge on the possible harmful effects on the marine environment. It has been suggested that Pentabromobenzyl acrylate might not bioaccumulate in tissues[2][1].

Environmental standards and legislation

Included in the OSPAR list of substances of priority action


  1. 1.0 1.1 Speciality Chemicals Magazine September 2005
  2. 2.0 2.1 RIVM 2008 Voortgangsrapportage Milieubeleid voor Nederlandse Prioritaire Stoffen.