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Alfa Aesar™ 4-(Bromomethyl)benzoic acid, 97%

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material 4-(Bromomethyl)benzoic acid
CAS 6232-88-8
Molecular Formula C8H7BrO2
Formula Weight 215.05
MDL Number MFCD00002567
UN Number UN3261
Beilstein 1862870
Synonym alpha-Bromo-p-toluic acid; 4-Carboxybenzyl bromide
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AAL0337106

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alfa aesar™
L0337106
5g CALL N/A N/A
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AAL0337114

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L0337114
25g CALL N/A N/A
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AAL0337122

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L0337122
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 215.05
Chemical Name or Material 4-(Bromomethyl)benzoic acid
Assay 97%
MDL Number MFCD00002567
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H314-H318
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
Causes serious eye damage.
Health Hazard 1 Danger
Molecular Formula C8H7BrO2
CAS 6232-88-8
Health Hazard 3 GHS P Statement
P280-P305+P351+P338-P309-P310
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF exposed or if you feel unwell: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 8; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: CORROSIVE SOLID, ACIDIC, ORGANIC, N.O.S.
Synonym alpha-Bromo-p-toluic acid; 4-Carboxybenzyl bromide
Melting Point 223° to 227°C
UN Number UN3261
TSCA TSCA
Quantity 5g
Beilstein 1862870

Applications
4-(Bromomethyl)benzoic acid acts as an intermediate in the synthesis of eprosartan, which is used as an antihypertensive agent. Further, it is used in the preparation of 5,10,15,20-tetra(m-hydroxyphenyl)chlorin (temoporfin), which is a second generation photosensitizer. In addition to this, it is used in the preparation of 4-(5-arylidene-2,4-dioxothiazolidin-3-yl) methylbenzoic acids.

Solubility
Soluble in water.

Notes
Incompatible with bases, amines and oxidizing agents.

Safety and Handling

Danger

GHS P Statement
P280-P305+P351+P338-P309-P310
Wear protective gloves/protective clothing/eye protection/face protection.
IF IN EYES: Rinse cautiously with water for several minutes. Remove contact lenses, if present and easy to do. Continue rinsing.
IF exposed or if you feel unwell: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

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