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Benzyl bromide, 99%, Alfa Aesar™

Chemical Identifiers

Chemical Name or Material Benzyl bromide
CAS 100-39-0
Molecular Formula C7H7Br
Formula Weight 171.04
MDL Number MFCD00000172
UN Number UN1737
Beilstein 385801
Merck Index 14,1128
Synonym alpha-Bromotoluene
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Description & Specifications

Specifications

Formula Weight 171.04
Quantity 1000g
Health Hazard 2 GHS H Statement
H314-H335-H227-H319
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Combustible liquid.
Causes serious eye irritation.
Boiling Point 198° to 199°C
UN Number UN1737
Refractive Index 1.5750
Density 1.438
Health Hazard 1 Danger
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
IF exposed or if you feel unwell: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.
Molecular Formula C7H7Br
TSCA TSCA
Odor Pungent, Makes Eyes Water
Flash Point 87°C(189°F)
MDL Number MFCD00000172
Melting Point −4°C
CAS 100-39-0
Assay 99%
Sensitivity Moisture Sensitive
Physical Form Liquid
Synonym alpha-Bromotoluene
DOT Information Transport Hazard Class: 6.1; Packing Group: II; Proper Shipping Name: BENZYL BROMIDE
Chemical Name or Material Benzyl bromide
Beilstein 385801
RTECS Number XS7965000
Merck Index 14,1128

Applications
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.

Solubility
Miscible with benzene, carbon tetrachloride, ethanol and ether.

Notes
Light and moisture sensitive. Incompatible with bases, alcohols, amines, oxidizing agents and corrodes steel.

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
IF exposed or if you feel unwell: Immediately call a POISON CENTER or doctor/physician.

GHS H Statement
H314-H335-H227-H319
Causes severe skin burns and eye damage.
May cause respiratory irritation.
Combustible liquid.
Causes serious eye irritation.