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What does HBCD stand for?

HBCD stands for Hexabromocyclododecane (brominated flame retardant; also seen as HBCDD)

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To date DIE has reviewed several alternatives to pentaBDE (for use in furniture) and the flame retardant tetrabromobisphenol A (for use in printed circuit boards) and is currently reviewing alternatives to decaBDE (for use in plastics and polymers) and the flame retardant hexabromocyclododecane (for use in polystyrene building insulation).
This thermal behavior, coupled with the information gathered from X-ray dispersive energy analysis by SEM, which indicated the presence of bromine in the flame retardant, indicates that an aliphatic brominated compound was used, most likely a hexabromocyclododecane (11).