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Copper(II) bromide

99.999% trace metals basis

Synonym: Cupric bromide



Related Categories ATRP, ATRP Metal Salts, Copper, Copper Salts, Crystal Grade Inorganics,
assay   99.999% trace metals basis
form   solid
mp   498 °C(lit.)
density   4.77 g/mL at 25 °C(lit.)
Featured Industry   Battery Manufacturing



5, 25 g in glass bottle


Copper bromide may be used as a catalyst in organic reactions and as a brominating agent. Copper catalyzed biotinylation of acetylene terminated poly(ethylene glycol) methyl ether methylacrylate (PEGMEMA) chains has been investigated. Copper dibromide in acetonitrile acts as a catalyst in the interconversion of acetals to bis(methoxyphenyl)methyl (BMPM) ethers. It has been used as a catalyst in the intramolecular decarboxylative functionalization of α-carbonyl to yield a C(sp(3))-O bond for the synthesis of furo[3,2-c]coumarins. Poly(3,4-ethylene dioxythiophene):poly(styrenesulfonate) (PEDOT:PSS) has been reportedly doped with CuBr2 to act as hole transport layer (HTL) in polymer solar cells(PSCs). Doping increase the conductivity and thereby increasing the device power conversion efficiency of PSCs.

General description

Copper bromide is a monoclinic crystalline material. It is soluble in water, alcohol and acetone. It may be synthesized by neutralizing oxides, carbonates or hydroxides of copper with hydrobromic acid. Another synthesis technique is by oxidizing copper either with bromine water or bromine solutions in alcohol.

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A Micro Review of Reversible Addition/Fragmentation Chain Transfer (RAFT) Polymerization

RAFT (Reversible Addition/Fragmentation Chain Transfer) polymerization is a reversible deactivation radical polymerization (RDRP) and one of the more versatile methods for providing living characteri...
Keywords: Biomaterials, Living polymerization, Nanotechnology, Polymerization reactions, Radical polymerization, Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerizations, transformation

Applying ARGET ATRP to the Growth of Polymer Brush Thin Films by Surface-initiated Polymerization

In 2006, Matyjaszewski and co-workers first described controlled radical polymerization by Activators ReGenerated by Electron Transfer Atom Transfer Radical Polymerization (ARGET ATRP),1-3 a developm...
Keywords: Antimicrobials, Ligands, Nanotubes, Oxidations, Polymerization reactions, Radical polymerization, Reductions, Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerizations, Solution polymerization, Solvents

Concepts and Tools for RAFT Polymerization

RAFT or Reversible Addition/Fragmentation Chain Transfer is a form of living radical polymerization. RAFT polymerization was discovered at CSIRO in 1998.1 It soon became the focus of intensive resear...
Keywords: Polymerization reactions, Radical polymerization, Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerizations

Copper(I)-mediated Living Radical Polymerization in the Presence of Pyridylmethanimine Ligands

Emergence of living radical polymerization mediated by transition metal catalysts in 1995 was a seminal piece of work in the field of synthetic polymer chemistry.1-3 Since this date, many transition ...
Keywords: Catalysis, Condensations, Evaporation, Filtration, Ligands, Oxidations, Polymer science, Polymerization reactions, Precipitation, Purification, Radical polymerization, Reductions, Solvents

Oxidizing and Reducing Agents

Oxidation and reduction reactions are some of the most common transformations encountered in organic synthesis, and are some of the organic chemist’s most powerful tools for creating novel products. ...
ChemFiles Volume 1 Article 3
Keywords: Organic synthesis, Oxidations, Reductions, Tools

Tools for Performing ATRP

Controlled radical polymerization (CRP) techniques have been reviewed in a number of articles1,2 and books,3 and include nitroxide-mediated polymerization (NMP),4-7 reversible addition fragmentation ...
Keywords: Ligands, Materials Science, Polymerization reactions, Purification, Radical polymerization, Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerizations, Solution polymerization

Typical Procedures for Polymerizing via ATRP

The following two procedures describe two ATRP polymerization reactions as performed by Prof. Dave Hadddleton′s research group at the University of Warwick.
Keywords: Gas chromatography, Ligands, Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Polymerization reactions, Size-exclusion chromatography, Solvents

Typical Procedures for Polymerizing via RAFT

RAFT (Reversible Addition/Fragmentation Chain Transfer) is a form of living radical polymerization involving conventional free radical polymerization of a substituted monomer in the presence of a sui...
Keywords: Nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, Polymerization reactions, Radical polymerization, Reversible addition-fragmentation chain transfer polymerizations

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