Benzyl bromide is widely useful in organic synthesis as a benzyl protecting group for alcohols and carboxylic acids. It is used in the preparation of foaming and frothing agents, quaternary ammonium compounds, peniclins, photographic chemicals, synthetic resins, dyes and plasticizers and esters. It is also involved in the synthesis of (E)-(2-Iodovinyl)benzene by reacting it with diiodomethane.
Miscible with benzene, carbon tetrachloride, ethanol and ether.
Light and moisture sensitive. Incompatible with bases, alcohols, amines, oxidizing agents and corrodes steel.
|198° to 199°C|
|Pungent, Makes Eyes Water|
Safety and Handling
GHS H Statement
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Causes serious eye irritation.
GHS P Statement
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
IF exposed or if you feel unwell: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
DOTInformation : Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: BENZYL BROMIDE
RTECSNumber : XS7965000
TSCA : TSCA