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 is a flame retardant which can polymerise. It is mostly used in textile coatings and to make plastics heat resistant .
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.
Environmental standards and legislation
Included in the OSPAR list of substances of priority action