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Alfa Aesar™ 3-Bromo-2-(bromomethyl)propionic acid, 98%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material 3-Bromo-2-(bromomethyl)propionic acid
CAS 41459-42-1
Molecular Formula (BrCH2)2CHCO2H
Formula Weight 245.91g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00010643
UN Number UN3261
Synonym Bis(bromomethyl)acetic acid
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A19630-06
5g CALL N/A N/A
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Melting Point 98° to 101°C
Quantity 5g
Chemical Name or Material 3-Bromo-2-(bromomethyl)propionic acid
CAS 41459-42-1
Assay 98%
Molecular Formula (BrCH2)2CHCO2H
Formula Weight 245.91g/mol
MDL Number MFCD00010643
UN Number UN3261
Synonym Bis(bromomethyl)acetic acid
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H314-H318
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: III; Proper Shipping Name: CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.

Applications
3-Bromo-2-(bromomethyl)propionic acid acts as an organic building block for the preparation of beta-substituted acrylates. It is used in the preparation of t-butyl 2-(phenylthiomethyl) propenoate, t-butyl 3-(phenylthio)-2-(phenylthiomethyl)propenoate and 3-(phenylthio)-2-(phenyl-sulfinylmethyl)propenoate. Further, it plays an important role in the synthesis of beta-lactams by cyclization of the corresponding amide.

Solubility
Soluble in acetic acid.

Notes
Incompatible with strong oxidizing agents and strong bases.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P260-P303+P361+P353-P305+P351+P338-P301+P330+P331-P405-P501a
Do not breathe dust/fume/gas/mist/vapors/spray.
IF ON SKIN (or hair): Remove/Take off immediately all contaminated clothing. Rinse skin with water/shower.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF SWALLOWED: Rinse mouth. Do NOT induce vomiting.
Store locked up.
Dispose of contents/container in accordance with local/regional/national/international regulations.

GHS H Statement
H314-H318
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.